Monthly Archives: May 2014

Emergency Sirens: Are They Still Needed?

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

in Emergency Management Magazine

The fact that sirens have been used as alerting tools since World War II may cause some to see them as antiquated compared to the technology of today. Indeed, in many communities, the siren infrastructure is so old […]

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Is Using Emergency Notification Systems for Community Meetings Misuse?

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

in Emergency Management Magazine

There’s a brouhaha in the Denver area over how the Adams County Sheriff’s Office is using its automated notification system. A local television station, CBS4, says the county has been using its emergency alert phone system for notifying […]

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Congress Advances IPAWS Law Again

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

in Emergency Management Magazine

The bill that would take the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) and make it part of national law has moved forward again. The House Homeland Security Committee recently approved it a few days after it was […]

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