Everbridge to Help Ensure Safety During Famed New Year’s Eve Bash in NYC and Rose Parade in Pasadena
Both Cities will again deploy the Critical Event Management platform to safeguard residents and visitors during the world-renowned celebrations
BURLINGTON, Mass. – December 27, 2019 – Everbridge, Inc. (EVBG), the global leader in critical event management, today announced that its platform will be deployed to power mobile alerts for both the 2019 New Year’s Eve festivities in Times Square, New York and the 131st Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California. The system will be used in case of an emergency, disruption or need to share important information during the iconic gatherings. Everbridge provides the statewide emergency notification systems for New York and California, as well as New York City’s Notify NYC.
The New Year’s Eve celebration is a New York tradition and is followed globally. An estimated one million people will flock to Times Square in New York City on December 31st to see the famous New Year’s Eve Ball descend atop One Times Square, as millions more watch on live television.
Residents and visitors who are planning to usher in the new year in Times Square are encouraged to register for alerts by texting NEWYEARSEVE to 692692 (NYCNYC) to receive critical updates directly from New York City Emergency Management. Text messages may include safety, traffic, weather, and event alerts, including street closures and detours, transit delays, potential disruptions, reunification locations for missing persons, and updates throughout the evening.
“The Notify NYC short code is an easy and effective way to enhance our communication with the public. As we celebrate the New Year in Times Square, we are thrilled to partner with Everbridge to keep spectators up-to-date with key alerts and information,” NYC Emergency Management Commissioner Deanne Criswell said. “I want to wish everyone a safe and prosperous 2020.”
Likewise, visitors attending the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day are encouraged by the Pasadena Police Department to subscribe to their Everbridge-powered mobile alerts by texting ROSEPARADE to 888777. The parade is attended annually by more than 700,000 spectators and watched by 37 million people at home, and is capped off by the 106th Rose Bowl Game.
Everbridge has been widely adopted by public safety agencies across the country and around the globe to manage large crowds, most recently by the City of New York for Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The technology has been deployed at similar large-scale events including the Super Bowl in Atlanta, the Boston and Philadelphia Marathons, the Pride Parade in San Francisco and elsewhere, and Mardi Gras in New Orleans. It is also regularly used by officials during severe weather situations, including Hurricane Dorian in Florida, the California wildfires, and Cyclone Fani in India.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG) is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ 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 including IT outages, cyberattacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 4,800 global customers rely on the company’s Critical Event Management 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 through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans. The company’s platform sent over 2.8 billion messages in 2018 and offers the ability to reach over 500 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Australia, Sweden, the Netherlands, Singapore, Greece, and a number of the largest states in India. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, Safety Connection™, IT Alerting, Visual Command Center®, Public Warning, Crisis Management, Community Engagement™ and Secure Messaging. Everbridge serves 9 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all 25 of the 25 busiest North American airports, six of the 10 largest global consulting firms, six of the 10 largest global auto makers, all four of the largest global accounting firms, four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health care providers and four of the 10 largest U.S.-based health insurers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in Lansing, San Francisco, Beijing, Bangalore, Kolkata, London, Munich, Oslo, Singapore, Stockholm and Tilburg. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, and follow on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook.
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