Emergency Notification Systems and Crisis Communication – Blog

Pandemic Communications: An Interview with Dr. Anthony Fauci

Dr. Anthony Fauci is an American physician and immunologist who has served as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) since 1984.  As a physician with the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Fauci has served American public health in various capacities for over 50 years, and has been an advisor to every U.S. president since Ronald Reagan.  Since January 2020, he has been one of the lead members of the Trump Administration's White House Coronavirus Task Force addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States.  

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Critical Insights, Expert Q&A, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Elizabeth Venafro

Pandemic Communications: An Interview with Bob Jensen

Bob Jensen led the U.S. government’s crisis communications efforts after the massive earthquake in Haiti, the Deepwater Horizon oil spill response, Hurricane Sandy and over 30 other major U.S. disasters. He served as a spokesperson for the White House National Security Council, as well as the U.S. Embassy Baghdad, and deployed on four combat zone tours to Saudi Arabia, Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Expert Q&A, Emergency Communications & Notifications, Emergency Planning & Preparation

Elizabeth Venafro

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

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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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