Leveraging Connecticut’s Statewide Emergency Notification System, South Windsor Earns Praise from Mayor, Council Members and Residents
LOS ANGELES, CA – April 20, 2010 – Everbridge, the world’s recognized leader in incident notification systems and emergency managers in the town of South Windsor, CT, today announced the successful implementation and extraordinary citizen adoption of the Everbridge Aware system in conjunction with Connecticut’s statewide emergency notification system rollout. During a test this month, the town successfully sent out over 10,000 messages, drawing a large number of new citizens signing up to participate. South Windsor authorities also received an overwhelmingly positive response from residents including emails from citizens praising the town’s proactive efforts to implement the alerting system.
“We strive to provide the citizens of South Windsor with the best and most advanced communications services. The positive response to our use of Everbridge is affirmation that our residents are pleased with our efforts,” said Scott Custer, Public Information Officer and Police Sergeant, town of South Windsor, CT. “A system like Everbridge allows us to easily keep our citizens informed without draining our limited resources, so our officers and staff can respond to calls for service. In an emergency, every minute counts and the Everbridge system allows us to prepare messages for use before, during and after events which allows us to contact the people we serve with the information they need, when they need it most.”
The Everbridge emergency notification system allows South Windsor emergency managers 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. Community members will now receive alerts about severe weather, power outages, road closures, and other emergency or critical information.
“I was pleased and impressed to receive the very clearly spoken message via the Everbridge System. I am proud to live in a town that provides such a beneficial service,” said Loretta Cyr, South Windsor resident.
“South Windsor has been extremely proactive in reaching out to residents to promote and explain the importance of emergency notification, resulting in an impressive opt-in rate,” said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. “We are excited to welcome South Windsor to our growing roster of city governments taking great steps to ensure the safety of their communities.”
To receive time-sensitive, life-saving emergency information from the town, South Windsor residents and businesses must sign up and register their contact information at http://police.southwindsor.org/.
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, Marathon Oil Corporation, the State of Connecticut, 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