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How Does #LESM Help Create Safer Communities?

 
 A growing trend in law enforcement today is the use of social media and technology as a valuable resource to agencies and residents. The acronym LESM (Law Enforcement Social Media) is becoming a common term across Twitter, podcasts, and a focus among law enforcement agencies. Agencies are adopting LESM to stay current with today’s technologies […]
 

The Joint Commission Approves Clinical Texting within HIPAA Messaging Systems

 
This week, the Joint Commission, a national hospital accreditation program, approved the use of clinical texting under certain parameters. The Commission originally banned outright the use of texting between clinicians over patient care to protect patient privacy back in 2011. However, the Commission acknowledged technology has caught up and there are now safe avenues for health […]
 

Improving Disaster and Crisis Management: Plans and Exercises for Timely Communications and Response

 
When asked what areas need to be improved after any disaster, inevitably companies will often list “communications” as one of the most important areas for improvement. “Communications” is of course a broad topic, however, there is one comment that is probably heard more than any others: “Communications need to be more timely.” For example, a survey […]
 

NIA: The Crime Fighting Power of Social Media

 
Social media is a common place for celebrity gossip, status updates, and photo sharing. However, when law enforcement joins the equation, social media can be used as a powerful tool in helping share important news such as police activity, road closures and severe weather alerts. In Rancho Palos Verdes, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department sent […]
 

Webinar Slides: Severe Weather Preparedness – A Look at 2016 Tornado Season

 
Join us on Tuesday April 26th @ 2PM (ET)/11AM (PT) for Severe Weather Preparedness: A Look at the Upcoming Tornado Season with David Gold, Senior Scientist, Weather Decision Technologies (WDT), who will discuss the outlook for the upcoming season. Specific topics covered will include:2016 tornado season weather forecastReal-life severe weather case studiesWeather communication best practices
 

Active Shooter Preparedness: A Collection of Resources

 
It seems active shooter incidents have become an all-too-frequent story on the local news. According to A Study of Active Shooter Incidents Between 2000-2013 conducted by the FBI, 160 active shooter incidents occurred within this time frame, and that number has continued to rise since. The key to ensuring that you and your staff remain safe […]
 

Workplace Safety in the Digital Age

 
The modern workplace is evolving at a rate faster than we’ve ever seen.  With the advanced technology available today, we can connect with folks across the world from the comfort of our home office. Having these virtual capabilities, though barrier breaking in some respects, certainly makes working relationships more complex. It gets harder to put […]
 

Everbridge Customer User Group Spotlights the Security Agenda

 
The historic offices, above Victoria Station, of the Telegraph Media Group were the venue for the latest Everbridge EMEA customer event held last week. With a view of the Daily Telegraph newsroom below, more than 50 customers shared experiences and heard from leading experts on the nature of risk for business communities.   Steve Swain, a former Chief […]
 

Florida Division of Emergency Management Announces Partnership with Everbridge

 
This week marks an exciting time for Everbridge and the State of Florida with the beginning of what has the potential to be a pioneering partnership for the critical communications industry. Earlier today the Florida Division of Emergency Management announced the selection of Everbridge as the service provider for the development and implementation of AlertFlorida, a […]
 

Upcoming Webinar: Advanced Communication Strategies for Incident/Risk Management

 
Effectively monitoring, assessing and responding to threats and operational risk events is a challenging task for many organizations especially considering the growing complexities in business, technology, information and supply-chain interdependencies. Not only have these complexities brought forth the convergence of additional risk management and control functions, they’ve had an effect on the incident/risk event response […]