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Public Safety Communications

What is Public Safety Communications?

Public safety communication involves the acts of delivering critical information to fellow agencies in an effort to share information and coordinate effective incident response. Additionally, it includes providing timely event details to residents and community members to help ensure their safety.

According to FEMA, in 2016 alone there were 103 disaster declarations and a total of 823 from 2010-16. The type of incidents that caused these declarations ranged from chemical spills, wildfires to large scale events like Hurricane Matthew. Being able to deliver critical event information through an emergency notification system that allows for simple resident opt-in and a multi-modal approach can help save lives. With less than 50% of households having a landline, a well thought out public safety communication plan that can combat this problem is essential to ensuring resident safety.

Why Everbridge for Public Safety Communications

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    Reach the Right People, at the Right Time

    Everbridge keeps residents safe and informed and ensures they get the right message through a multi-modal (cell phone, e-mail, landline phones, etc.) approach with the option to require confirmation of receipt.

  • Scale to Meet Your Needs

    Everbridge™'s platform is designed to deliver millions of messages per hour with the ability to adjust call volume to not overwhelm local phone exchanges. That is why the states of Florida and Connecticut rely on Everbridge for their most critical communications.

  • Know Where Residents, Staff, and Responders are Located

    PrecisionGIS shows you the static location for key personnel, residents and allows you to customize your organizations view with custom maps, display details like fire zones and Tier 2 HAZMAT storage.

  • Quickly and Easily Broadcast via FEMA's IPAWS

    Mass Notification for Integrated Public Alert & Warning System (IPAWS) takes traditional notifications to the next level, making it easier for authorized public safety officials to target and launch alerts to individuals who may be in harm’s way, without the need to download an app or subscribe to a service.