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Invite Contacts to Self-Register

With all of the extreme weather situations we are experiencing, now is the perfect time to invite your contacts self-register to receive your important alert messages. To enable the Registration by Invitation feature, please contact Rapid Notify Customer Support with an advance request.

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Suggested Changes for Wireless Emergency Alerts

A recent study conducted for the U.S Department of Homeland Security by the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) has suggested some fundamental changes to the Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA).

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Landlines Preferred by American Workers

According to a recent survey conducted by the Pew Research Center, landline phones rate higher in importance than mobile phones to American workers. 35% of American workers describe landline phones as “very important” compared to 24% for cell phones and smartphones. By comparison, 61% of workers rated email as “very important” to their job. Different […]

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Hashtag Standards

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs recently released a handbook outlining best practices for using hashtags. For those not familiar with the term “hashtag,” it is a word or phrase in a Twitter post marked with the “#” symbol to denote messages of a particular topic. Hashtag Standards for Emergencies encourages […]

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Helping Kids Get Ready

Sesame Street has developed two new mobile apps as well as online resources aimed at making sure families have an interactive and kid-friendly resource for emergency preparedness.

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