Text Keyword INAUG to 888-777 to Receive Critical Safety and Event Information from the Washington, D.C. Government and United States Park Police During Inauguration Events
BURLINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), a global software company that provides critical communications and enterprise safety applications to help keep people safe and businesses running, today announced its Everbridge Nixle Community Engagement™ notification system will be used to help keep Washington, D.C. area residents and visitors safe and informed in the days leading up to and during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C. on January 20, 2017. The United States Park Police, one of the oldest uniformed federal law enforcement agencies in the United States, and the Washington, D.C. government, will leverage the Community Engagement solution to provide subscribers with safety, weather, traffic, event and emergency alerts in near real-time.
With more than 800,000 expected attendees, public safety officials are encouraging residents, visitors and Presidential Inauguration attendees to text the keyword INAUG to 888-777 to receive the latest information and updates leading up to and throughout the event. Current subscribers in the Washington, D.C. area will continue to receive their regular local alerts from Everbridge and can choose to opt-in to INAUG for Presidential Inauguration specific information.
“We are excited to partner with the Washington, D.C. government and the United States Park Police in their efforts to provide timely and actionable information to Washington, D.C. area visitors, residents and attendees to help keep everyone safe and informed,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge.
Community Engagement, powered by Everbridge, is a service that has been successfully deployed at similar large scale events which attract visitors from out of town, including Super Bowl 50, Coachella and the Pope’s historic visit to the city of Philadelphia in 2015. It is also regularly used by officials during severe weather situations, including Hurricane Matthew in 2016. The Community Engagement solution offers residents and visitors an easy, event-based keyword opt-in process to improve communication reach for emergency, safety and public information personnel.
For more information on how Everbridge Nixle’s Community Engagement service allows local officials, residents and area attendees to easily stay connected and engaged during high-profile events, please visit: https://www.everbridge.com/product/community-engagement/.
Everbridge, Inc. (NASDAQ: EVBG), is a global software company that provides critical communications and enterprise safety applications that enable customers to automate and accelerate the process of keeping people safe and businesses running during critical events. During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events such as IT outages or cyber incidents, over 3,000 global customers rely on the company’s SaaS-based platform to quickly and reliably construct and deliver contextual notifications to millions of people at one time. The company’s platform sent over 1.5 billion messages in 2016, and offers the ability to reach more than 200 countries and territories with secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices. The company’s critical communications and enterprise safety applications include Mass Notification, Incident Management, IT Alerting, Safety Connection™, Community Engagement™, Secure Messaging and Internet of Things, and are easy-to-use and deploy, secure, highly scalable and reliable. Everbridge serves 8 of the 10 largest U.S. cities, 8 of the 10 largest U.S.-based investment banks, all four of the largest global accounting firms, 24 of the 25 busiest North American airports and 6 of the 10 largest global automakers. Everbridge is based in Boston and Los Angeles with additional offices in San Francisco, Beijing and London. For more information, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook.
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