Emergency Notification, Mass Communication & Crisis Management Blog

Increasing Occurrence of Natural Disasters Highlight the Need for Business and Community Emergency Mass Notification

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Mon, May 15, 2017

Spring 2017, floods have caused devastation across Canada. The damage is extensive, and water levels in some areas reached unprecedented heights. Communities all across Canada and especially in British Columbia’s Interior, the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, and over 170 communities in Quebec were on high alert, as the rain poured if for days. Thousands of people were evacuated, and the list of road closures was incredibly long. The hashtag #flooding2017 was and is trending, full of distressing images and stories. 

 

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Severe weather and its increasing impact on business continuity

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Thu, Apr 13, 2017

In the last century, there has been a marked increase not only in the number of natural disasters but in their total damage costs. Whether these are the result of human activity, climate change and global warming or a normal shift in the planet’s evolution is still debated. Regardless, there is little doubt that organizations must deal with the consequences that these natural incidents have on day-to-day operations and most importantly, on the safety of their employees.

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Bomb Scare at Concordia. Emergency Mass Notification Done Right.

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Fri, Mar 03, 2017

Thankfully, there were no bombs, and no one was hurt. But no one knew that when the threat was first identified.

When instructed by police, Concordia University was able to use their emergency mass notification to rapidly deploy messages via desktop, digital screens and text messaging to evacuate three buildings in an effort to keep students, staff, and visitors safe from harm.

 

 

 

 

 

(Image Source: Twitter @TariqYusufzai)

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10 Benefits of Emergency Notification & Mass Communication Systems

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Wed, Apr 08, 2015

ERMS had a great quarter! With an increased demand we have been busy. Busy training new customers and helping them implement their new system. Just how busy? VERY! Our quarterly sales results were almost 50% above target.

Some of our newest customers include: Canadian Red Cross, Desjardin, Intact Insurance, Simon Fraser University, Worker’s Compensation Board of Manitoba (WCB), British Columbia Emergency Management (EMBC), the City of Cambridge, Canadian Federal Government (Shared Services), Independence Bank, Jewish General Hospital, and many more.

Why the increased demand? We believe it’s because more and more organizations are starting to understand the value and benefits of emergency and crisis mass communication solutions. Our new, and existing customers, benefit in many ways when they implement an emergency mass notification system (EMNS). Some of those benefits include:

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See the Advantage Emergency Mass Notification System demo at WCDM

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Thu, May 23, 2013

We're excited to announce ERMS will be exhibiting our award-wining system at the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) to be held from June 23 – 26 in Toronto, Ontario. Private one-on-one demonstrations will be available upon request (Booth 19).

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