University Reinforces All-Hazards Approach to Emergency Preparedness with Multi-Tiered Mass Notification Service
LOS ANGELES, CA and JACKSON, MS – September 29, 2009 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems, systems, today announced that Jackson State University has implemented the Everbridge Aware for Campus Alerts emergency notification system (ENS) to communicate vital information campus wide to students, faculty and staff before, during and after hazardous events—including acts of violence, dangerous weather, natural disasters, and public health emergencies such as the H1N1 (swine flu) outbreak.
“At Jackson State University, we strive to be on the forefront of campus security, and ensuring the safety of our campus community is one of our highest priorities,” said Dr. Ronald Mason Jr., President for Jackson State University. “We are continuously evaluating ways to strengthen campus safety, and the Everbridge emergency notification system is another innovative tool in our all-hazards, multi-layered approach to emergency preparedness.”
Everbridge Aware for Campus Alerts cycles through each and every communication device—including mobile phones, landlines, BlackBerry smartphones/wireless PDAs, email, SMS, and instant messaging—in the contact path order specified by individual preference, until messages are delivered and confirmed by recipients. In addition to implementing the Everbridge emergency notification system, the University has adopted a comprehensive multi-modal notification strategy that includes use of alarm systems, call boxes, loudspeakers and electronic messaging/digital signage to maintain a safe and secure campus environment.
“With the fall semester in full swing, campus safety and security is a top-of-mind concern for the higher education community,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. “We applaud Jackson State University for their proactive approach and commitment to emergency preparedness and campus safety.”
Jackson State University officials are urging students, faculty and staff to sign up to receive emergency notification alerts for situations that pose a direct threat to public safety. The success of this program hinges on receiving accurate contact information from individuals within the campus community. To register, instructions will be sent to your Jackson State University email where you can acquire the directions and access instructions.
About Jackson State University: Challenging Minds, Changing Lives
Jackson State University, founded in 1877, is a historically black, high research activity university located in Jackson, the capital city of the state of Mississippi. Jackson State’s nurturing academic environment challenges individuals to change lives through teaching, research and service. Officially designated as Mississippi’s Urban University, Jackson State continues to enhance the state, nation and world through comprehensive economic development, health-care, technological and educational initiatives. The only university in the Jackson metropolitan area, Jackson State is located near downtown, with three satellite campuses throughout the city. For more information, visit www.jsums.edu
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