Hour-Zero Crisis Consulting Ltd.

Hour-Zero Crisis Consulting Ltd.

September 16, 2009 16:02 ET

Hour-Zero School Emergency Program Named a Canadian Finalist for Global Business Award

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Sept. 16, 2009) - Hour-Zero Crisis Consulting Ltd., the premier provider of school emergency preparedness programs, today announced it has been selected by the International Council for Small Business in Canada as a Canadian finalist in the 2009 Global Dell Small Business Excellence Award.

Hour-Zero was named an award finalist for its innovative use of technology to help schools develop and maintain their emergency programs - in an efficient and cost-effective manner. The global competition attracted over five thousand entries. The winner will be announced later this year.

Hour-Zero Online, the company's proprietary web-application, boasts an extremely friendly architecture that uniquely and automatically helps schools to develop and maintain a comprehensive emergency program, including resources and tools to address the H1N1 pandemic. Among the many features of HZ Online are tools such as interactive mapping, online training, critical data management, pandemic and business continuity planning, first responder access, and communications tools.

"We've used technology to ensure our client schools have an emergency program that is practical and sustainable," says Donna Gingera, the company's CEO. "The Hour-Zero program provides school districts with a solution that allows administrators to easily manage every aspect of their plans, keep the plans current, train staff and share critical information with first responders."

"What makes us unique is that we actually create a complete program that includes all the procedures, training modules and support materials a school needs, "commented Hour-Zero's GM, Aaron Masson. "This is not just a shell application but an expert working system that incorporates industry best-practices and addresses regulatory requirements."

Hour-Zero continues to differentiate itself by bringing together all the elements needed to provide schools with a complete emergency preparedness solution.

Hour-Zero Crisis Consulting Ltd. is a privately held company based out of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The company develops emergency preparedness programs and systems specifically for schools. Additional information is available at www.hour-zero.com.

Contact Information

  • Hour-Zero Crisis Consulting Ltd.
    Donna Gingera
    Principal
    (780) 439-0999
    or
    Hour-Zero Crisis Consulting Ltd.
    Aaron Masson
    Principal
    (780) 439-0999
    www.hour-zero.com