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Customer Spotlight: Ameren Corporation

We are pleased to present our latest customer spotlight case study featuring the Ameren Corporation, Bagnell Dam and Taum Sauk Plant in Missouri. The case study details how Ameren utilizes Rapid Notify during Functional Exercises to educate response agencies on the use of mass notification alerts.

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Encouraging Self-Registration

Emergency Management magazine has a very helpful article regarding effective methods of encouraging the public to self-register for emergency notifications. The article offers some easy to implement ideas based on real world success stories. For example, rather than using scare tactics to push the public to register, the article suggests using a message of empowerment and inclusion.

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National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month and the theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” This is a great time to encourage your residents, staff, customers and other stakeholders to self-register for your emergency alerts.

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Get Ready to ShakeOut

From Alaska to Hawaii, Italy to Japan, over 15 million participants are registered to take part in the worldwide 2014 Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills. Millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On at 10:16 a.m. on October 16* during Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drills, which began in California in 2008.

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Use It or Lose It

Periodic testing your mass notification system is a best practice we highly recommend. Not only does it help to ensure that your messages are up-to-date and ready to use, it also serves as a reminder to your select group of test alert recipients that the system is active and available. Another important reason to test your system is making sure the users in your organization are properly trained.

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