Monthly Archives: November 2013

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Galain Solutions Launches Survey to Identify Emergency Alert Topics

Alert Informational Series to be Produced

Galain Solutions has announced plans to produce an informational series to provide guidance to public safety organizations. Galain President Rick Wimberly said, “One of the biggest frustrations I’ve experienced in the alert and warning industry is realizing that although a client may have good technology in place, their alerting initiative […]

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Wireless Emergency Alerts Credited with Saving Lives

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

in Emergency Management Magazine

When major storms hit the Midwest Sunday morning, the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) system sprang into action issuing mass notification cell phone text alerts from the National Weather Service.  Eight people were killed, but media reports say many […]

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Congress to Give Another Try at IPAWS Legislation

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

in Emergency Management Magazine

The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) has been operating for years without laws that make its mission clear.  It’s authority has come from Presidential Executive Order, but not Congressional authority.  Several attempts have been made to […]

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