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Employee Crisis Communication Preparedness Quiz

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Nov 13, 2017 4:32:19 PM

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1510696385548{padding-right: 15px !important;padding-left: 15px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]Natural disasters, fires, criminal activity, and other emergencies happen – sometimes without notice. During a crisis, companies need to communicate quickly to ensure their employees and stakeholders are safe and informed. Is your company prepared?

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Topics: Business, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Using Technology to Effectively Respond to Inclement Weather: What Harvey Taught Us About Hurricane Communication

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Sep 19, 2017 2:59:08 PM

Hurricane season is here, and it is important to be prepared to respond effectively if bad weather hits your area. The forecast for the 2017’s hurricane season has been updated with more active storms predicted; the NOAA now expects 14-19 total named storms in the Atlantic. We’ve already had more than a year’s worth of named storms when you look at the long-term average, and we're just past the midpoint of the season. Having a crisis communication plan and effective response, complete with the tools available today for instantaneous, consistent and reliable messaging is imperative.

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Topics: Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Get Your Alert Notification System Ready: Farmers’ Almanac Predicts Unseasonably Cold Conditions

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Oct 1, 2015 3:33:44 PM

Sending Alert Notifications Can Save Time, Money & Lives When Mother Nature Strikes

Did you get an alert notification that the season changed? The official first day of fall was a little over a week ago but the beginning of October really gets people thinking about the new season. Pumpkin spice is everywhere and pumpkins themselves are popping up on front steps and back porches. As we start decorating for fall, sewing our kids Halloween costumes and enjoying the cooler weather, let’s not forget that winter weather is waiting right around the corner ready to give us a spook!

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Topics: Alert Notification, Business, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Emergency Preparedness: 21 Tips to Survive Your Next Snowstorm

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Sep 17, 2015 10:24:56 AM

Since September is National Preparedness Month and because winter weather will be here soon, here’s a list you’ll want to keep handy!

As individuals we worry about our families, our homes, our pets and even our cars when the snowy season arrives. We’re not the only ones who have concerns. Property managers and owners have a great responsibility as well when it comes to preparing for the winter season.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Make Emergency Preparedness a Priority: September Is National Preparedness Month

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Sep 2, 2015 8:50:49 AM

Don’t wait to make it a New Year’s resolution, make emergency preparedness a priority today

Football season, cooler weather, and the holidays are right around the corner. Lots of things to look forward to! Before you start looking forward, however, take a look back and ask yourself “were we prepared?”

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Topics: Business, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Three Things Jurassic World Can Teach Us About Emergency Communications

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jul 28, 2015 10:16:12 AM

If you haven’t been to see Jurassic World yet, hurry while it’s still in theaters. Even though it has somewhat of a predictable story line and didn’t give me quite the scare as the original Jurassic Park movie, it was enjoyable to watch and still thrilling to see dinosaurs on the big screen. But enough about my very amateur review. Being in the emergency communications industry, I couldn’t help but think about some of the lessons that can be learned from the way the, eh, emergency situation was handled. I’ll try not to spoil the plot if you haven’t seen it, but I can’t make any promises! Without further ado, below are three things Jurassic World can teach us about emergency communications.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

RedFlag During A Renovation: Mass Notification System Technology Keeps Things Running Smoothly

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jun 9, 2015 3:21:38 PM

Communication During a Renovation Can Be Complicated, Mass Notification System Technology Keeps It Simple

Mass notification system technology, like Pocketstop’s RedFlag Notification System, proves to be essential during an emergency or crisis situation. But mass notification system technology can be leveraged during other situations as well. Many of our RedFlag clients manage large, public, multi-tenant properties such as shopping malls or multi-tenant office buildings.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

RSOE EDIS: An Emergency Notification Service That Puts Things in Perspective

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on May 13, 2015 9:57:56 AM

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.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Keep Emergency Communications On When The Power Goes Out

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Apr 29, 2015 3:10:18 PM

How Does Your Business Provide Emergency Communications During A Power Outage?

Spring is a time of warmer temperatures and new life outside our windows. It is also a time when the weather can cause disruptions in our lives and, if we’re not prepared, it can be a time where we find ourselves in trouble and in need of an emergency communications system.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mass Notification System, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Technology, Trending

Love Your Social Media Networks? Here’s Another Reason Why You Should Love Them Even More!

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Apr 1, 2015 4:44:50 PM

Emergency Communications Are Increasingly Being Distributed On Social Media Networks

Social media networks began as a tool for personal use. A way to be connected and stay in touch with our friends and family. Then businesses jumped on board and now anyone or any group uses them. The last several years, social media networks have exploded! You can pretty much find a social media network for anything.

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Topics: Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mobile, News, Pocketstop, RedFlag, social, Social Media, Technology, Trending