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WPS Disaster Management Solutions Expands Emergency Planning Consulting Offerings to include ERMS Emergency Management Services

Oakville, ON, August 21, 2008 - ERMS Corporation, a leading provider of emergency management and emergency notification services, today announced a new partnership with WPS Disaster Management Solutions, experts in emergency planning.  WPS will offer the ‘ERMS Advantage' crisis management service to its customers which will expand the WPS consulting practice, adding full crisis communications capability to their portfolio.

The subscription-based, "software as a service" (SaaS) offering assists large and mid-sized organizations in managing their vital emergency processes, including "employee roll call", event and incident management and traditional mass notification.  The ERMS Advantage service assists emergency response, BCP and security teams in preparing for and responding to crisis situations and day to day operational emergencies.

"We were attracted to WPS due to their 28 year track record in emergency planning and life safety.  WPS has deep expertise in developing and implementing multi-hazard plans for organizations across Canada and the US which will enable them to provide excellent consulting expertise around the ERMS Advantage crisis management service," said Dennis Hamilton, CEO of ERMS. 

"Our decision to partner with ERMS was easy, they are a proven leader in providing emergency notification product and services but more importantly they are driven by crisis emergency management people. Their products and services are designed to fit the Client which is often not the case with many other companies," said Doug Araki, President of WPS.

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 modules 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.  For more information, please visit http://www.ermscorp.com/ or call 866-382-1477.

About WPS Disaster Management Solutions

Since 1980, WPS Disaster Management Solutions has been helping corporations, building owners and property/facility management companies develop and implement Emergency Response and Recovery Management Programs throughout North America. We specialize in commercial-office, commercial-retail, government, shopping centers, schools, hospitals and care facility plans. Our many years of experience in this field combined with our state-of-the art ICS-based emergency plan have awarded WPS the recognition by our many clients to be the "Leaders in Emergency Management".

The WPS Emergency Management Program is revolutionizing the industry by allowing our clients with multiple properties and/or offices to establish a "Best Practices" emergency management policy or standard that exceeds all local fire code compliance and is consistent throughout their entire portfolio on regional and/or national level. In addition to the development and creation of multi-hazard emergency plans, WPS also offers on-going plan support, on-going professional training for all emergency supervisory personnel, and building evacuation supplies.  For more information, please visit https://www.wps-plan.com/ or call 800-545-9028.