Resiliency: The Invisible Foundation of Emergency Notification

In the simplest terms, resiliency refers to the ability for something to remain operational while experiencing a critical event or adversity. Resiliency can apply to anything from personality traits to emergency notification systems, but for the purposes of this blog we’ll focus on the latter. It is extremely important for an emergency notification system (ENS) […]

Leadership’s Role in Pandemic and Epidemic Preparedness: A Recap

Last week, former Deputy Director of FEMA, Richard Serino, joined us to share his thoughts and experiences on how to prepare for an epidemic/pandemic as a public health official. As the 2018 flu season is already well underway, he focused much of his presentation on influenza preparedness, citing previous flu pandemics as well as discussing […]

Clinical Communications & Collaboration In The Emergency Department

The ability to coordinate across the care team to rapidly respond to patient needs is always a challenge for Emergency Departments. Our research has found, however, that delivering clear communication can make all the difference when responding to acute trauma victims and code alerts. With over 735,000 heart attacks every year, rapid clinical response can […]

How to Avoid Sending a False Alarm

As an Emergency Manager, ensuring you send the right message to the right audience at the right time is your highest priority. The recent Hawaii False Alarm alert underscores the critical role both Emergency Managers, and the underlying alerting systems they use, play in keeping the public informed during critical events.

Effective Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Response Planning and Communications

The “silo” effect, where we plan, organize and train only within our specialty or specific area of responsibility, can lead to errors and delays when responding to an active shooter, terrorist attack, other mass casualty event. Download Effective Active Shooter and Mass Casualty Response Planning and Communications to learn from former FBI Special Agent Tom Veivia as […]

The All-Hazards Approach to Planning and Critical Event Management

Why is it so important for public safety agencies to adopt an all-hazards approach to communication planning? And how does this planning approach fit in with the broader spectrum of critical event management? To answer these questions, Everbridge ran a webinar on the topic of building emergency messaging into all-hazard weather planning where guest speaker […]

Active Assailant Preparedness Training and Exercises

Date/Time: Thursday, March 22nd, 2018, 2:00 PM (ET)/11:00 AM (PT) Speaker: Steve Crimando, Principal of Behavioral Science Applications The term, “Active Assailant,” has evolved to ensure that planners and responders anticipate the full range of current security threats. In addition to the risk of violence involving firearms and explosives, the uptick in vehicular ramming attacks, often followed on […]

What is the All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness?

Every family, home, business, and government agency should have some form of emergency preparedness plan in place. This plan outlines specific resources and protocols that are to be followed in the event of an emergency and are meant to minimize the risk of injury or destruction to people or property. They can range in complexity […]

The Top Everbridge Nixle Stories of 2017

2017 was an eventful year for public safety agencies across the country. Critical events including severe weather of nearly every type, missing and wanted persons searches, and even a celestial event affected thousands of agencies in the past 365 days. While there were hundreds of stories from the past year where public safety officials used […]

10 Steps to Prepare for an Epidemic/Pandemic

Date/Time: Wednesday, January 31st, 2018, 2:00 PM (ET)/11:00 AM (PT) Speaker: Richard Serino, former Deputy Administrator of FEMA Seasonal influenza epidemics occur every year, but periodically a novel influenza virus strain, for which there is little human immunity, emerges and can cause a global pandemic like the 2009 H1N1 pandemic, or even a more severe one like the pandemic […]