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3 Key Insights for a Modern Emergency Notification System

In 2008, colleges were still scrambling to acquire an Emergency Notification System (ENS) to send mass text messages to their students. It was just over a year from the horrific Virginia Tech massacre that refocused the world’s priorities on the importance of campus safety and taking proactive measures to prevent a recurrence - on any campus.

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

Ara Bagdasarian

Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Guide - During

No organization wants to think about the day that an emergency might happen at their facilities, especially an active shooter crisis, but it is something that each organization must prepare. Not only is mass emergency preparation a legal obligation, but most would argue that it is a moral one. You want to keep your people informed and out of harm’s way. If there’s an emergency, people expect to be notified and provided the guidance to remain safe. There are many alerts that we have grown accustomed to receiving such as weather alerts, Amber or Silver Alerts, or even local emergency alerts. So, if there’s an active shooter emergency in the vicinity, people expect to be alerted in a similar fashion.

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

Juliet Hulse

Active Shooter Emergency Preparedness Guide - Before

Active shooter incidents are not just happening at colleges and schools; they are happening in all types of places of work, play, and worship. The number of people killed in mass shooter attacks has escalated since 2012. Two of the deadliest mass shootings happened in 2017. Over the last decade, there have been 475 people killed and 882 people wounded in America due to mass shootings. These active shooter statistics are unbelievable - yet a reality. Legally, all employers must now address the possibility of an aggressive intruder or active shooter who means to do harm to people in work settings.

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

Juliet Hulse

A Case Study in Exceeding Member Expectations with Reliable Emergency Notifications

Safety is an important decision when choosing where to live, vacation, and work. Everyone wants to feel secure in and out of their homes, especially when children are involved. No matter where you choose to live or work, you expect to be made aware when an emergency happens in your community or within your organization. Although your community, your place of play, or work may have an emergency plan, actualizing that plan is something totally different.

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

Juliet Hulse

Top Four Mass Notification System Preparation Steps

Emergencies do not happen on a clock. They can happen at any time, anywhere, and the best solution is to be proactive. Having a complete crisis communications solution in place ensures that whatever situations may arise, you are as prepared. When preparing and formulating plans, a robust mass notification system is an integral component to help facilitate the flawless orchestration of emergency communications and response - from beginning to end.

 

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Automating Emergency Notifications, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Sean Bergesen

Three Reasons to Utilize Social Media as an Emergency Communications Endpoint

Alerting via phone and email just isn’t enough when there’s an emergency you need to inform everyone. You need to use every avenue of communication you can to ensure you reach everyone within your organization - regardless of whether they’re on the property or not. Social media can be an important means of communication for organizations before, during, and after an emergency.

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Automating Emergency Notifications, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Juliet Hulse

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