Most of us live day-to-day, not thinking of those affected by disasters unless it makes the national news. One Emergency Notification Service shows in real-time, worldwide events that require coordination, management and constant communications.
Awaking this morning to the news of yet another massive earthquake in Nepal was heartbreaking. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those who are suffering and to the aid workers who are assembling in Nepal to help those who are helpless. If you’re interested in donating to help those in need, check out this blog for some information you should consider before donating and for a list of already vetted organizations you can donate to with confidence.
As the world focuses on Nepal, I wondered to myself what other emergencies might be occurring elsewhere in the world — and is there a way to discover what’s going on? An emergency notification service other than the national news? Often, emergencies and disasters only make the world headlines if, unfortunately, the crisis is extreme. But certainly there are other people in distress who don’t get the media’s attention that would help bring in support. I did some searching and came across a really amazing worldwide emergency notification service called (get ready, it’s a mouthful) the Hungarian National Association of Radio Distress-Signaling and Infocommunications Emergency and Disaster Information Service, or, for short RSOE EDIS.
The RSOE EDIS emergency notification service is an interactive worldwide map that visually shows emergency and disaster information. The website pulls from several foreign organization’s data to populate its alert map. You can choose a global view or different regions to discover a variety of events from biological hazards, explosions, floods, earthquakes and extreme weather to name a few.
The alert map allows a comprehensive view of the world’s emergencies — something we don’t see every day. This emergency notification service puts in perspective the massive world of and importance of emergency management and communications, first responders and aid workers, and how earth-shattering, literally, and life-threatening an unlikely or unpredictable event can be.
We’re lucky to live in a developed country like the United States where emergency communications and management are quite robust as well as our infrastructure and emergency response teams. Despite our luck, there is always more that can be done on the preparation front to minimize the impact of disasters on ourselves, our families, communities and businesses. I would encourage you to share the RSOE EDIS emergency notification service with your family, friends and co-workers to widen their view of worldwide events, and, perhaps it would generate interest in those with philanthropic hearts.
Are you ready? When events like the earthquakes in Nepal occur, it always serves as reminder for me to make sure I’m ready. There are a number of tools we can utilize to help ease the pain of an unplanned event no matter how large or small, from keeping a first-aid kit and potable water on hard to digital communication systems that act as an emergency notification service distributing critical information with lightning speed.
For more information about Pocketstop’s own digital communication system, the RedFlag Notification System or for more information about planning and preparedness, visit our website at www.pocketstop.com where you can live chat with us today.