City Uses Everbridge to Advance Public Safety; Launches New Registration Site for Citizen Sign Ups
LOS ANGELES, CA – December 8, 2009 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced that Glendale Water & Power (GWP) has deployed Everbridge SmartGISTM for Citizen Alerts to communicate important information to thousands of businesses and residents before, during and after emergencies and hazardous events. The system will alert citizens about potential fire threats, floods, evacuation notices and provide public safety information to GWP customers and the Glendale community.
The Everbridge emergency notification system allows GWP to send critical messages to residents and businesses instantly across multiple communication devices—including cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more. To ensure that individuals receive time-sensitive, life-saving emergency information from the city, Glendale residents and businesses must sign up and register their contact information at www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com.
“Our new Citizen Notification System will help deliver critical information and guidance on how to stay safe and out of harm’s way during natural disasters, emergencies and other crises,” said GWP General Manager Glenn Steiger. “The success of this important public safety program depends on individual participation, so we urge all Glendale residents and businesses to register today.”
Steiger added that with winter rains expected to trigger mudslides after fall fires, the Citizen Notification System will serve as an important information resource for the community.
“As a Glendale-based company, we have first-hand experience with dangerous events, such as the recent brush fires and Station Fire, that threaten the safety of our community,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge, “Cities must be able to rely on a robust emergency notification system to keep their citizens safe and informed, and we are proud to partner with Glendale on this public safety initiative. We encourage all citizens to do their part by signing for Glendale emergency alerts.”
To sign up for the GWP Citizen Notification System, please visit www.GlendaleWaterAndPower.com. Customer information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be provided to any vendor or third party organization.
Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many as simple and effective as communicating to one. Organizations in more than 100 countries—including Salesforce.com, AirTran Airways, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech—rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com