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Experts Discuss Best Practices in Emergency Notification

We understand that there are so many conflicting features out there when it comes to emergency notification solutions. It can be hard to decide which might be most effective for your university or organization and which truly align with “best practices”. That’s why we recently sponsored a panel discussion during the Campus Safety Magazine’s 2018 Online Summit to bring experts in emergency management and safety together to discuss what they’ve tried and tested and decided was best for them.

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Expert Q&A, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

Interview: Police Chief on Emergency Preparedness at Buffalo State College

In this Q&A, originally published in the 2018 Critical Mass Magazine, Chief Peter Carey discusses how Buffalo State College coordinates emergency preparedness, notification, and response throughout the entire campus community. Carey is Campus Safety Magazine’s 2017 Campus Safety Director of the Year for Higher Education.  

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Critical Insights, Expert Q&A, ENS Implementation & Management, Emergency Planning & Preparation, Automating Emergency Notifications

Juliet Hulse

Expert Q&A: Dustin Jensen from West Acres Shopping Center in ND


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

Dustin Jensen is a Public Safety Manager at the West Acres Shopping Center located in Fargo, North Dakota.

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Expert Q&A, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Samantha Leland

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

Expert Q&A: Jerry Haynes from EOG Resources in TX

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

 

Jerry Haynes is a Senior Operations Specialist at EOG Resources (Enron Oil & Gas Company) located in San Antonio, Texas.

 

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Expert Q&A, Emergency Communications & Notifications

Samantha Leland

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

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

Samantha Leland

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

Juliet Hulse 

Triggering Severe Weather Safety Notifications Through Omnilert Scenarios

Severe weather can happen at any time. Depending on the season and your location, weather threats can range from thunderstorms and tornadic activity to hurricanes, Nor’easters, or even a wintry mix. Having emergency communication plans and an automated method of distributing said communications in place helps ensure you and the people you are responsible for are kept safe and informed during severe weather season - no matter which season.

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Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Andy Hausman 

Off-Campus Timely Warnings - An Explanation

Of all the requirements of the Jeanne Clery Act college and university communities most frequently associate it with the timely warning. As an original part of the 1990 law timely warnings have fundamentally changed how students and employees learn about campus crime in a way that is now firmly enshrined in their cultures as it is what they most frequently see.

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

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