Big Crowds, Big Worries – How Philadelphia Used Everbridge for Crowd Management at the 2018 Super Bowl Championship Parade

Philadelphia is “Eagles Ready!” The Philadelphia Eagles celebrated their first Super Bowl win in franchise history with a parade Thursday, bringing throngs of fans from across the region into the city for the big event. With officials expecting “the largest parade crowd in the city’s history,” preparations were made to accommodate more than two million […]

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Communication and Collaboration from Volume to Value

Real-Time Communication and Collaboration are at the Heart of the Move from Volume to Value US healthcare is rapidly moving from a volume-based to a value-based model of care that measures health outcomes against the cost of delivering the outcomes. Hospital executives are looking for ways to balance long-standing priorities – including compensation and risk […]

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Hawaii False Alarm: Prudent Practices

Learning from the Hawaii ballistic missile alert The Hawaii false alarm has sparked a national discussion on emergency management systems and the process for using them. This debate has underscored the critical role that these systems play in keeping the public informed. At the same time, it is leading many organizations to ask: Could a […]

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Crisis Management for GSOCs: Human and Technology Factors

Lewin’s Equation says that human behavior is a function of both the individual and the environment they presently reside in. When thinking about a Global Security Operations Center (GSOC), both the human factor and the technological factor have to be working at peak performance 24/7, especially under times where many variables and peak stress are present at once.   […]

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Key Takeaways From Lone Workers: Understanding and Managing Risk Webinar

Lone Workers: Understanding and Managing Risk Webinar Recap According to the Berg Insight, there are 53 million lone workers worldwide. In the United States, OSHA does not define “lone working”, but several states have loose guidelines that your company could adhere to. Lone work is a high risk activity and should be defined, monitored, protected by your company if you allow it. […]

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3 Questions with Guest Presenter Richard Serino

On October 12th at 1PM EST, Richard Serino, former Deputy Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and current Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health joins Everbridge to present his Coordinating Emergency Response: Lessons From the 2017 Hurricane Season webinar. We sat with Mr. Serino to ask him a few […]

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Clery Act: Improving Emergency Notification Processes

Failure to comply with The Clery Act could result in fines upwards of $2.4 million dollars. It was recently amended to include regulations around emergency responses, emergency notifications, timely warnings, missing student notifications, fire safety reporting, and hate crime reporting, and a new handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting was released by the Department […]

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Protecting Facilities and Lone Workers: Webinar Recap

According to a recent Everbridge survey, 81 percent of companies reported that their employees expected their organization to help protect them while they are mobile, traveling or working remotely. When an issue does occur, how can organizations ensure their employees safety? We spoke with Alan Borntrager, Steve Crimando, and Imad Mouline about the behavioral, planning, and […]

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Dr. David Levine Conducts Home Hospital Pilot Study at Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Hospital stays can yield to unintended consequences, especially in older patients. 20% of older patients will suffer delirium, one third will lose a functional status they will never regain, and 5-10% of older patients will contract a hospital acquired condition or fall while admitted to the hospital. To help mitigate these risks, Dr. David Levine, […]

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Crisis Communications Messaging Best Practices

One of the main objectives of a crisis communications plan is to ensure critical information will be efficiently communicated among responders and stakeholders during an incident. Incidents can take the shape of a wide variety of scenarios for different organizations in every vertical of industry, but all require timely and effective messaging and communication to […]

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Using Telemedicine for Concussion Management

Concussions among youth and professional athletes continue to be a popular trending topic, with legislature like The Lystedt Law passing, and class-action lawsuits against the NFL. In 2009, Washington became the first state to require concussion safety for youths who suffer a concussion while in public. One solution to improving treatment is using telemedicine right from the […]

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The Nuts & Bolts of CMS Emergency Preparedness

To help you put the final touches on your CMS Emergency Preparedness Guidelines by the November 2017 deadline, we spoke with J. Robert “Bob” McKee, D.Sc.(c), MBA from Boston University. He provided some key takeaways from the CMS Interpretive Guidelines. McKee has an extensive background in emergency planning and has done everything from task execution […]

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Community Policing: President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing

Our nation’s law enforcement officers are operating in a time of conflict and turmoil where changing technologies, ideologies, and information sources have rapidly changed the way we all communicate and coexist. In order to ensure law enforcement strategies remained up-to-date with current societal trends, President Obama ordered the formation of a task force entrusted to […]

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Building a Better Emergency Management Plan Through Resident Opt-Ins

Does your organization have an emergency management plan? Whether you’re a serving a booming metropolitan area, small rural town, or anything in between, every type of community is susceptible to damages caused by uncontrollable external forces. Hurricanes, wildfires, flooding, severe thunderstorms, tornadoes, any of these could devastate your community if you aren’t properly prepared beforehand […]

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Flu and Pandemic Preparedness: Expert Insights

Disease outbreaks and pandemics are inevitable.  Over the past 60 years, the number of new diseases has increased fourfold, and the number of large scale outbreaks has more than tripled since 1980. A large scale outbreak or pandemic poses an unusual threat to businesses and agencies as it decreases personnel output and availability rather than […]

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Community Policing: Combating the Opioid Crisis

Community policing has been a positive strategy for achieving a number of of desirable outcomes for law enforcement agencies. These outcomes include lowering local crime rates, improving public opinion of law enforcement, and boosting social media presence, just to name a few. Now, thanks to an experimental strategy tested in North Carolina, eliminating drug markets can […]

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Active Shooter Response Plan: The Immediate Response Phase

Your organization’s active shooter response plan should include numerous stages. Once the shooter has been neutralized, you’ll enter the immediate response/pre-recovery phase. In a recent white paper, “Active Shooter Incident Consequence Management & the Roadmap to Recovery,” Steven Crimando addresses the challenges that your organization may incur during this stage. Assembly and accountability of evacuees […]

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Clery Act Compliance: 8 Steps That Can Help

Are You Clery Act Compliance? Lack of Clery Act compliance can come with expensive consequences. One major institution learned this when they were handed a $2.4 million dollar fine for not meeting all of the requirements. So, for school’s looking to avoid these financial burdens – in addition to the negative impact to their reputation […]

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Replay: Active Shooter Preparedness Tabletop Exercise

Tabletop Exercise For Improved Active Shooter Response According to a study conducted by the Department of Homeland Security, active shooter incidents typically last around 12 minutes. Because of the rapid nature of these events, it is imperative that public safety agencies have sound response strategies in place. To ensure response is optimal, an effective way […]

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Community Policing: How to Evaluate Your Implementation Progress

If you are one of the thousands of law enforcement agencies across the country implementing community policing policies within your agency, you have probably already realized that implementing these policies is a long and complicated process. Community policing policy initiatives typically involve a vast array of individuals, including most or all sworn staff as well as a number […]

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OSHA Looking to Create Workplace Violence Guidelines

Workplace violence is any act or threat of physical violence, harassment, intimidation, or other threatening disruptive behavior that occurs at a worksite.  There is no particular geography or organization that is immune to workplace violence or an active shooter situation and because of that, the state of readiness of everyone involved is increasingly important.  According […]

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Community Policing: Turn Connecting Into Problem Solving

Thousands of agencies across the country are already using community policing to develop meaningful connections and open up lines of communication with their residents. If you are not familiar with the philosophy behind community policing, you can learn more here. While building trust and developing a dialogue between residents and law enforcement officers can be enormously […]

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