Be Ready For Any Emergency
Successful organizations know that well-thought-through emergency preparedness planning translates into the ability to communicate quickly and effectively. And, that translates into protecting lives, preventing financial loss, and avoiding confusion. With Everbridge, you can be sure that your communications system is prepared to work for whatever emergencies you face.
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When there are gaps in a shift or you need response teams in place, use On-Call Scheduling. This tool combines real-time shift calendars with integrated on-call notifications. Send notifications immediately to specific groups that fit current operational needs such as role, skill, certification, or other demographic feature.
From an emergency communications standpoint, it’s really nice that I have access to the Everbridge system from multiple devices. I have it on all of my phones, so I can send a message from anywhere, at any time. People are amazed. They’re like, ‘Wow, you can do that?’ And I’m like, ‘Yeah, it’s that easy.'
As the largest health care provider in the valley, it is imperative that we are prepared and able to communicate with our employees in the event of an emergency or disaster. The Everbridge emergency notification system is vital to the hospital’s planning strategy and helps us facilitate the best care for our patients and prepare for disasters.
Thousands of people attend the annual Halloween Block Party in Upper Athens, most of whom are college and university students. In the past, there was no real good way to communicate with attendees during the event. Now, with Everbridge, we can push out messages instantly to improve public safety.
Living on the coast, hurricane evacuations are a matter of life and death. The Everbridge system allowed us to quickly contact thousands of residents who were affected by Hurricane Ike, rapidly communicating warnings and madatory evacuation orders within minutes was critical for public safety as Hurricane Ike approached Galveston Island.
New Orleans is an event-driven city, so we use the Everbridge system nearly every week to communicate with residents and visitors. In addition to this, our fire and EMS departments use the system daily. We are always in need of some form of communication with our residents or internally with our employees, and the Everbridge system is the one we choose for every situation.
With Everbridge, we can broadcast out information to employees using any Internet-enabled computer, any Internet-enabled mobile device, or simply call to an Everbridge operator if our own technology was impacted. We also have two-way communications capabilities; we can receive immediate feedback from our employee base, and communicate back out to them. We also have live monitoring and reporting capabilities to see how effective it is while we’re in the middle of an incident.
If we’ve got severe weather, and if we need to notify people about missing children, vulnerable adults, or if we’ve got something happening where we have to shelter-inplace, we’ll use Everbridge. Whenever we deem that an emergency might happen, if we have to use it, we’ll use it.
When we activate our Emergency Operations Plan for emergencies and drills, or have a mass casualty or decontamination situation, we utilize Everbridge. The Everbridge system allows us to not only communicate during emergencies, but also test the hospital’s emergency response capabilities.
By offering everyday utility to our facility through the ICS functionality of Medworxx integrated with the powerful emergency communications system of Everbridge, the Everbridge/Medworxx system provided the most comprehensive solution for our region’s needs. Leveraging the technology of the combined system will greatly enhance the emergency preparedness and response capabilities of our facility and region – it is a major step ahead.
Our use of Everbridge is going to change our response. It’s going to change the way we’re able to get people on the ground. It’s going to change the way we’re able to get information back from our volunteer base. It’s going to be able to change the way we plan. Everbridge is the communication platform that’s going to take us to the next level.
The platform is easy enough to use that our responders are now actually using it during emergencies themselves, on the mobile app. I’ve gotten in the next day and found out we did five or six alerts the night before that I didn’t even know happened. The fact that I’m not getting calls to help them do that is a good thing. Obviously we’re here to support them, and we send out messages as well. But the fact that users are doing it themselves more and more I think speaks very highly to the ease of use of the platform.
The initial message went out from my cell phone minutes after I received the call of the potential threat to the campus. I wouldn’t have been able to do that with any other product. It really reinforced why I chose a school alert system from Everbridge.
Ventura County chose Everbridge to reliably communicate to and gain situational intelligence from their more than 830,000 residents. Everbridge was selected over other providers for its performance, near infinite scalability and interactive communications capabilities.
Being able to tailor messages to only identified areas on a map rather than just sending out the message across the entire population, and being able to respond to situations appropriately based on customer communication is so helpful. It allows us a lot of flexibility and saves us a lot of time.