The “Presidential Alert” that millions of cell phones in the United States received at approximately 2:18 PM EDT on 3 October 2018 was a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system.
In this constantly evolving world of technology and mass notification, there are always updates and enhancements to reach more people in better ways, which ensures the protection of your organization and the safety of your people. What’s the best way to stay up to date with the enhancements of your mass notification system? Scheduling calls with your MNS account manager is a great way to stay in the know. That is sometimes easier said than done when you’re busy.
Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas continues to provides their students, staff, and facility with immediate communications for any emergency that may occur at Tarleton State using Omnilert’s e2Campus. Their emergency notification system, known as Code Purple, is used to send different types of alerts through multiple devices for emergencies ranging from inclement weather to intruders on campus.
Leesburg, Va. - Omnilert, LLC is proud to announce the hiring of Peter Bloom who now serves as the company’s Chief Operating Officer. He ensures the achievement of short and long-term goals for the organization’s ongoing operations which support Omnilert’s overall strategy. Although Bloom has been general counsel at Omnilert for almost five years, he is excited to start his journey full time with this devoted team.
Many organizations have implemented an emergency notification system to notify their people and most have an emergency action plan. Although this plan is helpful to an organization’s internal team, what about direction for those receiving the alert? Just sending an alert via text message or email to your people is not enough.
Yesterday marked the ten year anniversary of the tragedy at Virginia Tech. Over the course of these last few weeks our hearts were heavy as the anniversary crept closer and closer. Today, and all days going forward, we remember those lost and the families impacted.
Though a terrible tragedy, what happened at Virginia Tech was fuel for hundreds of higher education institutions (and even non-higher education institutions) to improve how they protect and notify their people.