Everbridge, a global leader in critical event management software that helps keep people safe and businesses running, and a Double Award Winner in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program, has announced its mass notification solution has been selected to power alerts for Nashville and Davidson County, Tennessee in times of emergency.
The Metro Emergency Alert & Notification System (MEANS) will deliver safety instructions via cellphone, landline, and SMS for localized emergencies such as flooding, public health emergencies or active shooter situations.
To receive these alerts, residents can provide contact information and subscribe to notifications that they care about based on your address.
During the most critical emergencies, they will receive the information they need, regardless of subscriptions, to make sure they know what to do to keep themselves and their families safe.
(See how the Everbridge Critical Event Management platform keeps people safe and businesses running. Faster. Courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube.)
The information provided will be guarded, and it will not be used for any other purpose.
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Use one common platform enterprise-wide to aggregate risk data, locate people and assets under threat, initiate action and manage incidents, and analyze after-action performance.
“This is an important way for us to keep the community updated on incidents happening in Nashville and Davidson County,” explains Chief William Swann, Director of the Nashville Fire Department.
“The Everbridge system will be leveraged by Metro Government to communicate directly to the public.”
”Residents and visitors can feel confident that when they receive alerts, they are getting accurate information straight from a Metro public safety agency.”
Metro officials also urge residents to download the Everbridge Mobile App, which brings the added security of delivering alerts to cell phones based on a user’s physical location at the time of an emergency.
(The Everbridge Mobile App allows residents and visitors to receive public safety information based on their current location. This video provides an overview of how to start using the app to view alerts in your area and receive push notifications. Courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube.)
“The Everbridge app provides Metro with a key alerting capability because it enables us to send safety instructions to residents who happen to be in the vicinity of an emergency in real time,” said Department of Emergency Communication’s Director Michele Donegan.
Nashville joins a growing list of America’s largest cities, counties, and entire states that have rolled out the Everbridge platform including the cities of:
New York, Philadelphia, New Orleans, Atlanta, Houston, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, DC; and
Hundreds of counties including Napa, Sonoma, Ventura, Miami-Dade, Palm Beach, Cook, Harris, and Maricopa; and the states of Florida, Connecticut, Vermont, and New York
(See how you can use Critical Event Management software to gain one integrated view of threat data, rapidly locate and notify impacted people, more quickly initiate incident response and manage resolution. Courtesy of Everbridge and YouTube.)
Everbridge at a Glance
Everbridge is a global software company that provides enterprise software applications that automate and accelerate organizations’ operational response to critical events in order to keep people safe and businesses running.
During public safety threats such as active shooter situations, terrorist attacks or severe weather conditions, as well as critical business events including IT outages, cyber-attacks or other incidents such as product recalls or supply-chain interruptions, over 4,500 global customers rely on the company’s Critical Event Management Platform to quickly and reliably aggregate and assess threat data, locate people at risk and responders able to assist, automate the execution of pre-defined communications processes through the secure delivery to over 100 different communication devices, and track progress on executing response plans.
Everbridge’s platform sent over 2.8 billion messages in 2018 and offers the ability to reach over 500 million people in more than 200 countries and territories, including the entire mobile populations on a country-wide scale in Sweden, the Netherlands, the Bahamas, Singapore, Greece, and a number of the largest states in India.
Everbridge Takes Platinum & Gold in the 2018 ‘ASTORS’ Homeland Security Awards Program
Best Mass Notification System-Application
Best Risk, Crisis Management System
Everbridge Critical Event Management Platform: Visual Command Center
Everbridge was also recognized in the 2017 ‘ASTORS’ Awards Program
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