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Incorporating text messaging into an overall emergency notification strategy has become an...
A union leader for a civilian Navy fire department that responded to the Washington Navy Yard shooting says faulty radios hindered emergency communications among some of the responders. Greg Russell, the union president, said Friday that the radio malfunctions were described to him by multiple firefighters who responded to Monday's massacre.
This special eReport features the latest information on notification systems that can only be found at Continuity Insights. Click here to view Continuity Insights’ September eReport on notification systems, which includes the results from our reader survey, a notification system comparison index, and exclusive notification-themed articles and blogs.
It was felt as far west as Toronto, Canada's largest city, but no damage was immediately reported. Twitter erupted with reports of buildings shaking in Ottawa for several seconds. Ontario's premier, who lives in Toronto, tweeted that her house was shaking.
Federal weather forecasts for Superstorm Sandy were exceptionally accurate last fall, but the warnings themselves were confusing, an internal review found. The gigantic October storm lost tropical characteristics hours before landfall in New Jersey, so the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration stopped calling it a hurricane.
Mutare has announced the General Availability of Vital Link 2.0, the game-changing smart notification system that supports 2-way secure communication, mass/group notification and patient engagement messaging in a single closed loop platform.
While having a simple software tool to operationalize your continuity plan is paramount to a quick and efficient response, you need human energy to back it up. For all business leaders, the ability to think and react quickly during a crisis situation can save money, energy, reputation and lives.
Government has predefined duties at every level — federal, state and local. One of the major duties of government (other than collection of revenues), is public safety. Since the turn of the century, we have seen several paradigm shifts in the relationship between government and the private sector.
The ability to send emergency notifications over any device or platform enables targeted messages to successfully reach and warn large numbers of people about imminent or existing danger, potentially taming an incident or emergency from turning into a crisis or catastrophe. However, every situation is different, and there is no one-size-fits-all solution.
Solar activity has picked up in recent years; we are headed into what is known as the solar maximum of the solar cycle. The solar maximum is expected to occur in May 2013 and NASA has predicted this will be “the most intense solar maximum in fifty years.”
With wildfire season already off to a dramatic start, MIR3, Inc. is urging employers and municipalities to review their current business continuity and disaster recovery plans to keep people safe and operations running if a wildfire threatens.
In order to overcome the numerous challenges associated with the recovery, Convergys employed workload transition, work-at-home implementation, mobile work-area-recovery, alternate site identification and build-out, and satellite connectivity. Additionally, a tiered incident command team was used to assess the impacts of the flooding and administer the solutions.
This past October, New England experienced an early snowstorm that incapacitated businesses when snow laden tree branches crushed power and phone lines from New York City to Maine. Many businesses were prepared for the subsequent power outages via back-up generators, which supported servers and essential services.
It's the plasma that causes much of the noticeable problems on Earth, such as electrical grid outages. In 1989, a solar storm caused a massive blackout in Quebec.
Skycasters' business continuity satellite Internet service is independent of all local landline infrastructure.
The emails detail problems with poor communications resulting in wrong work crews arriving to help restore power, fuel shortages, threats to call center staff and field workers, and customer calls reaching 559,000 the day after the storm.
The Rentsys QUICKBranch includes cash vault, teller stations, quick-deploy satellite and a stand-alone portable generator.
H-E-B, one of the nation’s largest independently owned food retailers, implemented its own satellite emergency response communications plan to ensure access to critical services in the face of unforeseen events. During Hurricanes Dolly and Ike, ...