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 landmark initiative which will provide statewide emergency alert and notification services to all Florida residents, businesses and visitors.
Our team is thrilled to be selected by Florida and excited for the work ahead to provide the State’s Emergency Managers with a comprehensive and standardized system to communicate emergency information to all of the residents, businesses and visitors in the great state of Florida.
As our CEO, Jaime Ellertson explains, we are not taking this announcement lightly and understand the significance of this new partnership:
“The state of Florida continues to demonstrate strong leadership in emergency management, and this statewide critical communications program will improve Florida’s overall preparedness and resiliency during severe weather disasters and manmade emergencies,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “We applaud the state of Florida for this initiative and we are delighted to partner with FDEM to help ensure that all individuals and organizations in the state are safe and informed.”
AlertFlorida services are currently being implemented in several counties during an initial phase, with additional deployment phases continuing throughout 2016. Each participating jurisdiction will be able to customize the categories of alerts available in their community through a local opt-in portal. The system also provides automated notifications of flash floods, tornadoes, and other watches & warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
Stay tuned as we’ll continue to update you on this historic partnership, or visit www.flgetaplan.com/alertflorida for more information.