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An Alert Notification System Goes Hand-In-Hand with Preparedness and the American Red Cross’s ReadyRating.Org

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jul 15, 2015 10:04:02 AM

Without training and preparation, an Alert Notification System is useless.

I can remember in college wishing that by just buying the expensive text books and study guides I would get good grades. Unfortunately, I learned the hard way you actually have to crack open a text book on occasion to do well — at least for most of us.

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

What Did The Ebola, Sony Pictures and Mall of America Crises Have In Common? The Need for a Notification System.

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jun 29, 2015 12:23:19 PM

Looking back on the recent uncomfortable and downright scary situations involving the deadly Ebola virus in Dallas, the cyberattack on Sony Pictures and the terror threat at the Mall of America a lot can be said about being prepared for the worst. During emergencies, communications can break down creating confusion and panic and can result in a loss of reputation for those personally involved and for the organizations involved. Today, I am going to take each of these situations listed above and walk through what went wrong or what could have been improved in the area of communication and how a cloud-based emergency notification system could have helped each situation.

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

Executive Retrospective: How The RedFlag Mass Notification System Could Have Helped A Critical Situation

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jan 21, 2015 11:28:55 AM

“It was a little bit chaotic and stressful, as you can imagine, watching your building engulfed in flames with part of it burning to the ground.”

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

Text Message Marketing and Mass Notification System Technology Can Help Keep Skiers and Others Informed

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Jan 7, 2015 4:21:37 PM

When I heard the tragic news that two U.S. ski team prospects were killed in an avalanche earlier this week I, like all of us, were very saddened by the news. It’s just heartbreaking. My condolences go out to the families and friends of those two young men.

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Topics: Emergency Notification System, Mass Notification System, Mobile, News, notification, Pocketstop, RedFlag, Sports, Technology, text message marketing, Trending

The RedFlag Mass Notification System Keeps Participants and Others Informed at the 47th Annual Turkey Trot

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Dec 29, 2014 1:38:31 PM

For the second year in a row, Pocketstop has teamed up with the Dallas YMCA to provide RedFlag mass notification system alerts to participants, volunteers, spectators, family and friends of The Turkey Trot — Dallas’s Thanksgiving Day tradition.

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Topics: Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mobile, mobile, News, notification, Pocketstop, Social Media, Technology, Mass Notification System, RedFlag, SMS, Sports, Trending

Pocketstop Partners with the Dallas YMCA’s 47th Annual Turkey Trot to Keep Trotters Safe, Secure and Informed with the RedFlag Mass Notification System

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Nov 20, 2014 10:22:48 AM

Have you bought your turkey yet? Thanksgiving is nearly a week away! We’re not just excited because of the delicious food and good times with family and friends that is approaching, but we’re also ecstatic that the Dallas YMCA’s annual Turkey Trot will be utilizing the RedFlag mass notification system for the second year in a row.

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Topics: Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Emergency Preparedness Plan, Mobile, mobile, News, notification, Pocketstop, Technology, Turkey Trot, Mass Notification System, RedFlag, sms, SMS, Sports, Trending

Using Effective Communication to Help Retain Tenants

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on May 15, 2014 10:33:33 AM

We are fortunate that today’s technology makes the transmission of information easier than ever before. Property managers must leverage this opportunity and gain an advantage by ensuring mass communication is as effective as possible. First, let’s establish the components of effective communication. The foundation begins with having something of value to say and making it relevant, clear and concise. Next, the valuable information needs to be sent in a timely fashion without adding additional burden to the sender or recipient. Third, we need to ensure the audience is actually receiving the information. And lastly, we are able to receive feedback by making the conversation two-way. Using these criteria, how effective is your tenant communication and why is effective communication so important anyway?

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Topics: Business, Emergency Notification System, Mass Notification System, News, notification, Technology, Trending

Emergency Notification System for Apartment Complexes

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Apr 9, 2014 6:51:05 AM

Emergencies and disasters are unpredictable events that can strike any place. Such situations call for advance preparedness so when (or if) a crisis actually occurs, you know what needs to happen and how it should be done. The emergency preparedness plan should take into consideration all the possible scenarios and appropriate personnel should know their roles. It is also important to have an emergency notification system in place for timely dissemination of key information to people involved.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, Mass Notification System, News, notification, Trending

Writing The Right Message: Tips On Writing Messages During Crisis

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Mar 19, 2014 9:24:17 AM

We live in an age of dynamism and changes happen every second; this rule applies without exception. It is in the best interest of everyone that things go smoothly, but there are times when an inevitable crisis could happen and affect an organization.

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Topics: Business, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Notification System, News, notification, Trending

Emergency Action Plan For Workplace Accidents

Posted by Daniel Wagstaff on Mar 5, 2014 9:23:37 AM

An Emergency Action Plan (EAP) is a written document that elucidates the actions of employees and employers in the event of a workplace emergency. A well developed EAP, when used in conjunction with effective employee training, can help to reduce the likelihood and severity of damage caused during such emergencies.

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Topics: Business, emergency, Emergency Action Plan, Emergency Preparedness Plan, News, notification, Trending, Uncategorized