TuscALERT builds on Everbridge’s strong presence in the State of Alabama, providing critical weather and emergency information to residents and businesses in the City of Tuscaloosa, the City of Northport, Tuscaloosa County and Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency (EMA). The Everbridge critical event management platform will help unite the activities of first responders in these locales in order to improve emergency coordination and preparation, as well as engagement with residents and visitors.
By registering with TuscALERT, area residents and employees can receive time-sensitive text messages, e-mails or voice messages from the county or city in which they live or work. During critical situations, such as tornados, public officials can issue messages through multiple available communications channels — including phone, SMS and social media – to ensure they have the best chance of reaching the affected population in near real-time, creating a “network” around the use of the same platform. Tuscaloosa County will also deploy IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert & Warning System) to send geographically targeted messages to those in harm’s way, should a situation arise.
“With an increasingly mobile population, we needed a solution that would reach our residents and employees who regularly travel across city and county lines,” said Rob Robertson, Director of Tuscaloosa County Emergency Management Agency. “Due to its robustness, security and scalability, Everbridge was the clear choice to help bring our emergency notification efforts under one umbrella, ensuring we are able to coordinate with neighboring communities, share information and quickly reach people across their preferred contact preferences with critical information during emergency situations.”
Everbridge works with numerous other communities and organizations in Alabama, including Tuscaloosa’s neighbor, Jefferson County. Other customers include: DCH Health System, University of Alabama at Birmingham and University of South Alabama.
“An added benefit of selecting the Everbridge platform was better connectivity with other counties and organizations, including a larger neighboring county, Jefferson County, AL,” said Robertson. “While the two EMA’s were already working together for closer collaboration and communication between the two counties, Everbridge now makes that communication and notification work flow more efficient and automated than ever before.”
In April 2011, Tuscaloosa County endured a devastating major tornado outbreak which resulted in lost lives and property. The Tuscaloosa County EMA facility was among one of the buildings lost. A new storm rated facility is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2017 to house the EMA and the area’s first consolidated Communications and Operation Center for all dispatching for multiple jurisdictions of Tuscaloosa County. The Everbridge system will be an integral part of the new Communications and Operations Center.
Tuscaloosa County plans to expand its use of TuscALERT beyond weather alerts to notify area residents of all emergencies, from a missing person search to a HAZMAT situation.
To register to receive important messages from TuscALERT, area residents and employees should visit the TuscALERT website here.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate an organization’s operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events such as IT outages or cyber-attack incidents, over 3,300 global customers rely on the company’s SaaS-based platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 1.5 billion messages in 2016, and offers the ability to reach over 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to more than 100 different communication devices. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement®, Visual Command Center®, Crisis Commander® and CareConverge™, and are easy-to-use and deploy, secure, highly scalable and reliable. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all four of the largest global accounting firms, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in San Francisco, Lansing, Beijing, London and Stockholm. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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