Emergency Notification Systems and Crisis Communication – Blog

Expert Q&A: Christian Lanphere from Cambridge Health Alliance in MA

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

Christian Lanphere is the Director of Emergency Management & CHA Safety Officer for the Cambridge Health Alliance in Massachusetts.

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Expert Q&A, ENS Implementation & Management

Samantha Leland

Failure is not an option. It’s inevitable.

 Another clear case for multimodality.

Here’s a topic that can be uncomfortable for some to address, yet is too important to ignore:

Technology will fail.

Networks have outages.
Storms knock down phone lines.
Mobile carriers get overloaded.
Email gets delayed.
Power outages occur.
Cell towers get compromised.
ISPs have routing issues.

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ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Ara Bagdasarian

Expert Q&A: Country Security Manager Bryan Ayers from GE-Alstom Power

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

Bryan Ayers is the Country Security Manager for GE-Alstom Power. 

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Expert Q&A, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Samantha Leland

Do You Scenario? How to Remove Emotion when Every Second Counts

There is a rapidly approaching twister forming just minutes away and you need to notify your community to seek shelter... NOW. Security cameras confirm that there is an active shooter in the lobby and it is imperative to warn the campus to lock-down for safety.

 

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

Ara Bagdasarian

Managing user data: The Hybrid Method

Here at Omnilert, we often see schools, businesses, and other institutions seeking a better way to manage user information for their emergency notification systems.

 

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ENS Implementation & Management

Scott Howard

Opt-Out: Data Collection Checklist

An “Opt-Out” Emergency Notification Service (ENS) is one where you (the institution, school, or business) load in contact info for your users. The users can then “opt-out” if they don’t want to receive your alerts. (This is the opposite of “opt-in”, where users must self-subscribe for alerts.)

 

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ENS Implementation & Management

Scott Howard

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