Emergency Notification, Mass Communication & Crisis Management Blog

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.






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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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When Nature Bites Back: Hurricanes, Tornadoes, Ice Storms, Floods, and Wild Fires

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Mon, Oct 29, 2012

Community and Government Emergency Managers across North America use advanced emergency notification technology to execute the communications portion of their response plan when nature related emergencies and catastrophes happen. Residents in risk prone areas are becoming accustomed to receiving communication from their community and government leaders in a myriad of ways.

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Product Recalls, Food Recalls and Emergency Mass Notification Systems

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Fri, Sep 24, 2010

Communication during a Product Recall presents unique challenges. I've had several conversations lately with executives concerned with communication during a serious product recall or food recall.

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Using Call Trees for Emergency Notification: Protect Yourself by Setting Expectations

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Tue, Mar 09, 2010

For smaller organizations, Call Trees, sometimes called Phone Trees, can work. We're talking small organizations of say 100 or 200 people with 20 to 40 people to be contacted immediately for a role to play in an emergency, with the remaining staff to be contacted up to a few hours later.

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Call Trees for Emergency Notification? Hope is Not a Strategy!

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Fri, May 29, 2009

Call Trees - an interesting idea...one that's been used in various forms and fashions for years. Under the right circumstances it may even work (in small organizations that is). More often than not, expectations far outweigh the actual probability of success. In fact, in my 25 + years of Crisis Management experience I have never seen a manual ‘call tree' even come close to being effective in a real crisis situation.

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