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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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Improving Wireless Location Detection

With so many households eliminating landline phones, the volume of 911 calls from cell phones is rapidly increasing. Callers may not be aware that the current technology to detect the location of a wireless phone is only accurate within 164 to 984 feet. This includes both latitude and longitude. For example, if a 911 call came from within a high-rise building, first responders are unable to determine the floor or sometimes even the building where the 911 call originated.

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Customer Spotlight: Harnett County, NC

We are pleased to present our latest customer spotlight case study featuring Harnett County, North Carolina. The case study details how Harnett County utilized Rapid Notify during a missing person situation.

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