Start the new year by checking out FEMA’s 2020 Preparedness Calendar. FEMA created this plan to provide customizable resources and activities throughout your area. It covers everything from Earthquake Awareness and Flood Safety to Pet Preparedness. FEMA launched the Ready Campaign in February 2003 to help educate and empower the American people to correctly prepare for potential emergencies.
March “It’s Not Luck” Campaign
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Putnam County, West Virginia has a population of 57,000 and began collecting smartphones in 2004 to use with their mass notification system. Their citizens had the ability to login to a website and enter their cell numbers. After six (6) years, Putnam EMS had a total of 242 signups. The national average is around 8% for this type of opt-in method. They began utilizing the Heads Up Community mobile application in January 2019 and now have 4,957.
Finally, a great solution to remedy the opt-in problem.
Putnam County Director, Frank Chapman says “I would recommend the Heads Up community app for anybody that is looking for a way to notify the public…” Putnam County EMS Website