Emergency Notification, Mass Communication & Crisis Management Blog

Mass Notification Systems for Non-Emergency Use

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Fri, Jul 07, 2017

Mass Notification Systems (MNS) are no longer just for emergencies. Business operations and citizen communication are perfect for secure and inclusive mass notification

Emergency Mass Notification Systems (EMNS) are essential for communicating to large audiences during and after a crisis. However, there is no reason they cannot also be used for regular mass communication. While not ideal – and sometimes prohibited – for marketing purposes, an EMNS can help provide a single system and interface for organizations to communicate many different types of messages.

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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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ERMS Customer Retention Rate Blows Away the Competition

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Fri, Dec 09, 2016

In a large organization, choosing a provider for a mass communication tool, or any other solution for that matter, is not a simple task. Often times, there is a bidding process where vendors respond to a Request for Proposals. Now, producing the RFP in the first place is extremely complex. You have to factor in all the possible functionalities the solution should have for any possible disaster scenario you can conceive. And even when this comprehensive and exhaustive list is on put paper, there is still crucial information that can’t truly be captured. Often, it’s these details that make all the difference between a vendor that you keep and one that you want to get rid of.

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Five Steps to Ensure Your Emergency Mass Notification System (EMNS) is Ready for the Next Emergency

Posted by ERMS Corporation on Mon, May 06, 2013

From May 26th through June 1st is Hurricane Preparedness Week in the United States.  This is an important week as they help educate citizens about the importance of preparing for emergency situations as well as how to prepare for them. 

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