Monthly Archives: October 2013

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Powerful Wireless Emergency Alerts Success Stories at Congressional Hearing

From Galain President Rick Wimberly’s Blog “Alerts and Notifications: Best Practices For Emergency Notification Programs”

in Emergency Management Magazine

A Congressional sub-committee recently heard dramatic success stories on Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the cell broadcast alerting system that’s been active for over a year.  In the hearing on FEMA and the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System […]

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35 Methods of Emergency Notifications! How Many Does Your Organization Use?

From Galain President Rick Wimberly’s Blog “Alerts and Notifications: Best Practices For Emergency Notification Programs”

in Emergency Management Magazine

 Florida State University’s (FSU) web site lists 35, yes count ’em, 35 methods listed for emergency notifications and warnings.

They’re broken down into three categories:

Primary:  things like sirens, SMS, email, voice calls.
Secondary:  including social media, digital displays, two-way radios
Tertiary: […]

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Mobile providers, FCC Say Wireless Emergency Alerts Will Evolve

From Galain President Rick Wimberly’s Blog “Alerts and Notifications: Best Practices For Emergency Notification Programs”

in Emergency Management Magazine

A spokesman for the mobile industry says the new national cell broadcast alert system, Wireless Emergency Alerts, (WEA) will evolve.   The 90 character message limit and geographic targeting appear to be the two areas getting attention.

Christopher Guttman-McCabe of […]

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FEMA Pledges Public Alert Education

From Galain President Rick Wimberly’s Blog “Alerts and Notifications: Best Practices For Emergency Notification Programs”

in Emergency Management Magazine

The Head of FEMA’s National Continuity Programs Directorate says “every opportunity and available venue” will be used to provide educational and actionable information to the public on IPAWS (Integrated Public Alert and Warning System).  Damon Penn’s pledge came […]

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