Emergency preparedness is a crucial element to ensure that people are safe during disasters. Recently, public officials have been emphasizing the necessity of having crisis plans in place in the event of a dangerous scenario. Representatives from local governments and emergency response agencies have been preparing for dire situations and urging the public to do the same. Additionally, some groups are researching what steps people are taking to prepare for danger.
From Fire Rescue International 2013, Omnilert announced more fire departments that have recently implemented Amerilert First Responder to improve reliability of dispatching and shorten response times to emergencies. Personal demonstrations of the SMS text message dispatch service can be seen in booth #4541 at IAFC’s Annual Conference and Expo, FRI 2013, in Chicago from August 16-17. Visitors can also enter a chance to win an instant grant of Amerilert First Responder for their department free for two years for up to 50 users. There will be two instant grant winners announced, one each day.
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) has selected e2Campus for the backbone of the school’s new unified emergency notification system. CMU sited support for international numbers, an intuitive interface, flexible user management, an easy-to-use API, and knowledgeable customer service as reasons for making the switch. CMU begins upgrading the system this summer.
Fairs are most often associated with thrill rides and competitive games, but in Cle Elum, Washington, a group of citizens recently convened for a different sort of fair focused on crisis preparation. The Emergency Preparedness Fair, as it was called, brought together people from all over Washington's Upper County to discuss proper emergency preparation.
Omnilert, the leading provider of interactive mass communications and emergency notifications for mid-sized organizations, today announced over 100 new customers signing up with their Amerilert service in the past year. New customers include DuPont, Philips Medical Systems, and Wood-Mode, Inc. The company made the announcement during the 2013 Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference and Expo in Chicago, June 16-19. Live demonstrations of Amerilert and other Omnilert services can be seen at booth #4331.
Recent natural disasters throughout the country have put many municipalities on edge, and a large number of them are responding by taking a long, hard look at their emergency preparedness and crisis communications systems. These efforts take many forms, but the vast majority of officials agree that a strong plan, clear guidelines and open communication are necessary for preventing and responding to disasters.