Glendale, Calif. – Monroe County, with a population of more than 150,000 and located in the southeastern-most corner of the State of Michigan and bordering the State of Ohio to the south, has implemented Everbridge, the leading provider of interactive communication and mass notification solutions, to strengthen its emergency communications strategy. The Everbridge system was chosen as the best solution for the county’s needs and enables Monroe County to communicate quickly and effectively during severe weather emergencies, seeing as tornadoes pose a serious threat to the area.
Monroe County already has a well-developed outdoor warning siren system. However, it is difficult to fiscally substantiate the cost of sirens in the County’s less populated areas. As such, the Monroe County Emergency Management Director, Mark A. Hammond, began searching for solutions that would effectively communicate with all residents during emergencies, even in the less populated areas of the County. Key evaluation criteria for the county’s notification system included reliability, redundancy, cost effectiveness, web-based technology, ease-of-use and speed in which the Monroe County residents and visitors could be notified of critical events.
“Having Everbridge as a single system for all of our critical communications greatly increases our effectiveness in getting messages out to all the residents of Monroe County no matter what the issue may be,” said Mark A. Hammond. “County and local branches of government and their officials now have the ability to send not only emergency notifications to residents and their staff quickly and reliably, but also can send notifications that may affect their quality of life. This information can be communicated to residents real time. Overall, the Everbridge system has streamlined the County’s response to any kind of threats to our residents and community as well as improved our preparedness and in helping to create a safer community to live in.”
“By adding Everbridge to their emergency communications strategy, Monroe County is now able to provide the people in their community – regardless of their proximity to or ability to hear sirens with severe weather and other emergency and non-emergency residential alerts,” said Imad Mouline, chief technology officer, Everbridge. “With Everbridge, Monroe County can contact emergency responders and individuals through a variety of contact paths including landline and mobile phones, SMS, email, and TTY ensuring that the county does not need to rely on only one method to contact individuals during an emergency.”
Everbridge provides industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions to organizations in all major industries and government sectors. Everbridge solutions increase connectivity to key audiences, automate communication processes, and integrate social media, data feeds, and recipient feedback into a single communications console. Ultimately, these solutions provide the insight and infrastructure that help clients save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations. For more information about Everbridge, please see www.everbridge.com