Morrison County, Minnesota, established in 1856, is the 17th largest county in the state and has a population of more than 33,000 residents. Occupying 1,125 square miles, Morrison County has implemented Everbridge for emergency alerts for its emergency services personnel and residents. Without a proper platform for sending resident alerts, Morrison County would be unprepared for a wide range of incidents, from missing children cases to severe weather. Keeping citizens informed and prepared is a top priority for public agencies throughout the county, from police departments to emergency managers.
Case Study Problem
Morrison County needed a mass notification system to alert its fire departments, first responders, and residents about severe weather and other emergencies. Morrison County also wished to implement a system for sending resident alerts to keep its citizens aware and informed in the event of natural or man-made disasters. Previously, they were using a system of two-way pagers to communicate between departments that was very limiting and didn’t allow departments to send alerts to residents.
Case Study Solution For Resident Alerts
Everbridge provides Morrison County with the ability to notify large groups of emergency services personnel, along with residents, during critical situations via text messages, emails, and voice messages. Morrison County now leverages Everbridge and its ability to send alerts to multiple contact paths to send resident alerts for any incidents that citizens need to be aware of.