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Expert Q&A: Former Baltimore Police Commissioner, Fred Bealefeld

Samantha Leland

The ‘Expert Q&A’ series highlights the experiences of practitioners and thought-leaders in the field of Emergency Management & Response.

We had chance to speak with Fred Bealefeld about his in-classroom experience with the March 31, 2014 lockdown at Stevenson University. Fred is a remarkable individual whose 31-year career in law enforcement included serving as Police Commissioner of the Baltimore Police Department. Since the start of his tenure as Commissioner in 2007, Fred lead an unprecedented decrease in crime and homicides in the City of Baltimore. Between retirement from the force in 2012 and joining UnderArmour as Chief Security Officer, Fred was a member of the faculty at Stevenson University in Maryland. It was during that time the campus was placed under lockdown when individuals with shotguns were identified near the campus.

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Expert Q&A, Emergency Communications & Notifications

The 3 Most Overlooked Endpoints for Emergency Notification

Scott Howard

It’s safe to say that three technologies have emerged to be the most commonly used for emergency notifications: SMS (text messages), email, and old-fashioned voice phone calls. Just about every notification plan now includes some combination of these three endpoints.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications

Top 5 emergency message templates you need today

Scott Howard

“Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.”


We’ve all heard that adage a thousand times before. No place is that more true than in emergency management.


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Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

The 7 winter alerts every organization should prepare


It's important to think ahead and plan for snow and ice storms, extreme cold, fire and carbon monoxide incidents, intruders, active shooters, etc. with your employees well being and safety in mind. 

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Is digital signage part of your emergency communications strategy?

Ara Bagdasarian

Reaching your people via the way they consume information is the essence of an Omnimodal or multi-channel approach.  Our world presents a multitude of communication vehicles, each with their own unique relevance based on the context of the information.


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Emergency Communications & Notifications, ENS Implementation & Management

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