SOURCE: Everbridge

Everbridge

January 21, 2010 09:00 ET

Everbridge Helps Organizations Communicate Through Severe Winter Weather

Winter Weather Response Kit, Webinar and Other Resources Provide Best Practices on Leveraging Emergency Notification Systems During Inclement Weather

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - January 21, 2010) - Everbridge, the world's recognized leader in incident notification systems, today announced the availability of resources to help the business continuity community mitigate the effects of this winter's inclement weather. With record-low temperatures and forecasters predicting harsh conditions across the nation, emergency preparedness and effective communications are essential for minimizing winter weather hazards and risks.

"This winter has already started off in a serious way, proving that it's more critical than ever to be prepared with communication tools and emergency preparedness process," said Paul Martinez, Assistant Vice President Operations, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW). "With Everbridge we know we have effective emergency notification technology and an experienced partner to help us communicate with our airport stakeholders instantly."

From communicating facility closures and early departures to hazardous road conditions and location-specific weather warnings, organizations are using the Everbridge Aware emergency notification system and the integrated weather alert solution from AccuWeather and Everbridge to ensure the safety of their audiences and stakeholders. Notable ways Everbridge users across the country are leveraging their emergency notification system during this winter's severe weather, include:

--  A major city informed residents of a parking ban due to heavy snow
    
--  A police department notified officers of storm staffing schedules
    
--  A regional health system issued a code brown for severe weather
    
--  A university notified students that classes were cancelled
    
--  A non-profit enlisted volunteers to help manage a winter emergency
    
--  A bank informed employees of office closings
    
    

"Winter weather can create both personal safety issues and business continuity hurdles if you're not prepared," said Cinta Putra, Chief Executive Officer for Everbridge. "Over the years, we have worked with leaders in emergency preparedness to fine-tune communicating through inclement weather. We want to share this insight with the business continuity community to help prevent bad weather from turning into a natural disaster."

Everbridge has centralized the knowledge and expertise gained from thousands of clients' implementations to develop information-rich resources on using emergency notification to weather the storm, including:

--  The Everbridge Winter Weather Response Kit, which includes case studies,
    crisis communications best practices and sample messages to kick-start
    winter weather communication initiatives.  To download the free kit, please
    visit http://go.everbridge.com/WinterWeather.html
    
--  An educational webinar featuring crisis communications expert, Dr. Robert
    Chandler, who will address how to ensure employee safety and reduce
    operational risk during severe weather. Everbridge will broadcast
    "Navigating the Storm: How to Improve Severe Weather Communications" live
    on January 26, 2010 from 10 - 11 a.m. PST. To register for the
    complimentary webinar, please visit  www.everbridge.com/webinars
    

About Everbridge

Everbridge, the world's recognized leader in incident notification systems, merges technology with industry expertise to help millions of people communicate in a crisis, manage operational incidents and connect on a daily basis. The company's notification platform and incident lifecycle communications model makes communicating to many as simple and effective as communicating to one. Organizations in more than 100 countries -- including Salesforce.com, Marathon Oil Corporation, the State of Connecticut, the American Red Cross, and Virginia Tech -- rely on Everbridge for their emergency notification and day-to-day communication needs. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com

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