Everbridge’s Interactive Communications Enhances the Rapid Distribution of Emergency and Incident Notifications and Their Responses to Ventura County’s More Than 800,000 Residents
Los Angeles, CA – January 11, 2012 — Everbridge, Inc., the world’s recognized leader in incident notification and management solutions, announced that Ventura County, California and its nine municipalities, including the City of Camarillo, City of Fillmore, City of Moorpark, City of Ojai, City of Oxnard, City of Port Hueneme, City of Santa Paula, City of Thousand Oaks, City of Ventura, has replaced its Reverse 911® system with Everbridge SmartGIS™. The County selected Everbridge for its performance, near infinite scale and interactive communications capabilities, which allow County officials to reliably gain situational intelligence from their more than 800,000 residents. In addition, Ventura introduced its new “VC Alert” citizen Web portal, powered by Everbridge SmartRegistration™, to provide residents with an advanced opt-in that will allow them to personalize which alerts they receive from city officials.
The next generation emergency and incident management solutions developed by Everbridge offer interactive communication capabilities that inform constituents and empower them to be part of the incident response and resolution lifecycle, thereby helping public safety officials make better decisions.
“With Everbridge, we now have a way to interactively communicate with our citizens, and allow them to quickly inform us regarding their specific need for assistance, so we can most efficiently manage our available resources during an incident,” said Patrick Maynard, Program Administrator, Ventura County Sheriff’s Department, Office of Emergency Services.
New Ventura County Citizen Alert Web Portal
The new easy-to-use Web portal for residents, VC Alert, is now available to sign up for messages regarding emergency and non-emergency information. VC Alert will provide essential information to residents concerning the following topics:
- Emergency Alerts: Evacuation notices, hazardous materials incidents, community policing (AMBER alerts, endangered missing adults, investigative canvassing, prisoner escapes, search for outstanding suspects), public health alerts (boil water alerts, biting animal alerts, infectious disease outbreak, heat and cold advisories to vulnerable populations), severe weather, and any other threat to the health or safety of residents.
- Community Alerts: Non-emergency police and fire information, community event information, utility notifications, public meetings, and public works projects/road closures.
Residents can register for this free service, select their categories of interest, and prioritize their preferred method of contact at www.vcalert.org.
About Everbridge, Inc.
Everbridge empowers better decisions with interactive communications throughout the incident lifecycle to protect your most important assets. The world’s recognized leader in incident notification and management solutions, Everbridge helps more than 30 million people communicate in a crisis and connect on a daily basis. The company’s notification platform is backed by an elastic infrastructure model that delivers near infinite scale, advanced mobile connectivity, and real-time reporting and analytics. More than 1,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — including AT&T, Salesforce.com, MD Anderson Hospital System, The State of Connecticut, City of Boston, and Virginia Tech — rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs to avoid routine and catastrophic failures. For more information about Everbridge solutions, visit www.everbridge.com. Connect with us on Twitter at @everbridge and on Facebook at Facebook.com/everbridgeinc.