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10 Things All Emergency Evacuation Plans Should Do

The initial moments surrounding an emergency event are crucial. After all, if your facility is deemed unsafe, would you rather spend your limited time trying to figure out how to react when the clock is ticking down, or would you rather immediately commence with a predetermined evacuation plan? While this may seem on the surface like […]

Part IV – Workplace Violence: Making Communication Count During a Crisis

In the first segment of our four-part blog on workplace violence, we detailed the financial cost to Virginia Tech following the campus massacre which killed 32 people and wounded 17 others in 2007. What we didn’t mention? The determination by a state panel following the shooting that had an alert been issued earlier or classes […]

Plan the Test, Test the Plan

If your organization has an Emergency Notification Service (ENS) in place, it’s already taken an important step toward communicating faster and more effectively in critical situations. But, if the solution is not routinely “touched,” or better yet, tested, you could still be at risk in an actual emergency. Consider the following recommendations from One Call […]

How to Implement a Winter Weather Emergency Communication Plan

Whether you are responsible for communicating with 100 people or 1,000, effective communication is essential. Being able to communicate with your contacts quickly and efficiently is especially important during times of high stress or danger, especially in the middle of winter. In order to ensure the safety of your people, you need to develop a practical communication plan […]

Is Your Organization Disaster-Ready? One Call Now Can Help

What’s headed our way according to The Weather Company forecast of the 2016 Hurricane Season? Approximately 14 named storms, eight hurricanes, and three major (Category 3 or stronger) hurricanes. What Does This Mean For You? What do these figures represent to people living in this hurricane-prone region of the country? For starters, we’re facing down […]