States and Local Governments need to anticipate an prepare for events that range from critical, like severe weather, active shooters or acts of terrorism, to routine, like community events, protests, and construction. These events require information to be shared with residents, staff and emergency personnel, over any device, while having the confidence that they will reach the desired recipients immediately.
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In 2016, Everbridge was selected as the service provider for the development and implementation of AlertFlorida, a landmark initiative that provides statewide emergency alert and notification services to Florida residents, businesses and visitors.
Florida promoted the keyword #FLPREPARES in advance of Hurricane Irma, asking residents and visitors to text the keyword to 888-777 to receive critical updates and information. During the course of the Hurricane, 20M+ messages were sent, and over 600K individuals opted-into the system. The uniformity of the system created a standardized message that was easily adopted and deployed across all public safety entities in the state. In turn, public messaging was clear, concise and consistent throughout the event.
Being able to deliver critical event information through an emergency notification system, that allows for simple resident opt-in and a multi-modal approach, can help save lives. With less than 50% of households having a landline, a well thought out public safety communication plan that can combat this problem is essential to ensuring resident safety.read more
Critical situations like severe weather and criminal activity require information to be shared quickly and effectively with residents. Alerting everyone in an emergency no matter what language they speak — or if they choose to receive information via SMS Text, Facebook, on a Smartphone or using a plain old telephone — is difficult without a trusted solution you can rely on when minutes matter.read more
Natural and man-made threats put your state and local government employees at risk. You need to be able to assess events, locate the people that need help and those that can help, and act quickly to get and keep your people out of harm’s way — and account for each employee’s safety.read more
When severe weather strikes, communication between emergency managers, emergency responders, search and rescue teams, and the general population can be the key to life or death. Download this tip sheet to learn communication best practices officials can use before, during, and after severe weather to help keep people safe.read more
Nearly all communities, there are individuals with access or functional needs, who require additional services before, during, and after emergencies to ensure their safety and well-being. How do you communicate with those residents during an emergency? How do you ensure that they have access to the resources they require? How do you keep them safe?read more