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Manitoba Health's Office of Disaster Management Selects ERMS Emergency Notification & Crisis Management Service

Oakville, ON, August 7, 2009 - ERMS Corporation, a leading provider of emergency notification and management services is pleased to announce Manitoba Health and Healthy Living has selected and implemented ERMS to manage their crisis and incident management requirements.

The primary mission of Manitoba Health's Office of Disaster Management (ODM) is to ensure the health sector is capable of providing a coordinated and effective response to the health needs of Manitobans during a disaster.  During a disaster, the ODM facilitates the coordination of the health sector's activities with other levels of government, agencies and organizations involved in the response.  The first phase of the ERMS implementation addresses the communications and collaboration requirements of the ODM staff, Regional Health Authority operational response teams, and executive and senior management teams. 

The ability to share information and rapidly collaborate across teams and regions is critical in providing a swift and effective response effort to emergency situations.  The ODM was impressed with the ease of use, speed and reliability of the ERMS system. In addition, the system's GIS-enabled notification functionality allows the ODM to rapidly target areas that have been impacted by floods, forest fires, pandemic outbreaks and other disasters, enhancing response efforts.

"We are happy to have Manitoba Health on board as a customer and are committed to ensuring the Office of Disaster Management is able to fully leverage the communications and collaboration power of the ERMS solution," says Janet Thompson, President of ERMS. 

About ERMS Corporation

ERMS (Emergency Response Management Services Corporation) is a global leader in emergency management and emergency notification services.  Our industry leading ERMS Advantage Services software suite allows organizations to manage vital emergency processes, enabling effective communications and response to crisis situations and incidents.  ERMS Advantage Services are delivered through a SaaS model, providing clients with access to secure, fully hosted, web-based integrated solution that allow organizations to support life safety, brand image protection and business resiliency programs.  ERMS was built based on 25 years of Crisis Management, Emergency Management, BCP and DRP experience and expertise.

Manitoba Health and Healthy Living, Office of Disaster Management

Manitoba Health
Office of Disaster Management
Unit 7 - 1680 Ellice Ave.
Winnipeg, Manitoba  R3H 0Z2
Phone:  (204) 945-1444
FAX:  (204) 948-2531