Why Accurate, Timely Messages are Crucial During an Emergency

Emergency notification systems through email and phone have become an integral part of instant messaging. Colleges send out text messages warning students of serious incidents on campus, local authorities send out severe weather alerts, and police often send messages to those who have signed up to receive information during community emergencies. While the number of […]

Hurricane Matthew: What Went Wrong?

When Hurricane Matthew swept through the Southeastern United States earlier this month, it left behind extensive debris, thousands without power, and many people living in shelters. In North Carolina, Florida, Georgia and South Carolina, meanwhile, a total of 17 people lost their lives. Today’s storm forecast models are more advanced than ever before. So how […]

Why FEMA is Taking a Stand on Flooding and Why You Should, Too

Just how much of a threat is flooding? FEMA has proposed setting limits to federally funded construction projects in order to shore up flood-prone communities from the hazards of flooding. Let’s take a closer look at the situation and FEMA’s response, along with other ways organizations and individuals can protect themselves in a flood situation. […]

Honoring our Veterans

We Honor Them The phrase has captured the imagination ever since Tom Brokaw’s 1998 book of the same title. “The Greatest Generation” describes that generation which grew up during the Great Depression, went on to fight and support World War II, and returned home to build the nation through the 50s, 60s, and 70s. There’s […]

Employer Provided Cell Phones Make Emergency Employee Communication Easier

In an emergency situation, every second counts. You don’t have time to organize or make decisions; that is why planning ahead is vital. Providing cell phones to your employees and instituting a clear-cut policy regarding emergency situations will increase employee safety and boost employee morale. There are several things you can do to get the […]

Negative Temperatures, Positive Communications

Several records were set this week at the office. One was for the coldest temperatures the area had seen in over twenty years. Another was for the number of calls we sent on behalf of our clients in one day – over 3 million. Yep, three million phones buzzed that day letting people know about […]

Record Growth, Awards Cap Off Year for One Call Now

One Call Now, the Nation’s Largest and Fastest Growing Notification Service Provider, Serving 55 Million Americans, reports another record year of growth in 2012. Once again the company made Inc. magazine’s “Inc5000,” honoring the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. As a five-time honoree, One Call Now was added to Inc.’s “Honor Roll,” a distinction few companies […]