WCHS News - City of Charleston partnering with company to offer app to provide coronavirus information by JEFF MORRIS Friday, April 3rd 2020 The city of Charleston says it is partnering with a company to offer a free app to provide information to residents during the coronavirus pandemic. … [Read more...] about City of Charleston offers free app to provide coronavirus information
20 questions that can help officials get a handle on disaster preparedness! Questions for disaster preparedness assessment of the county 1. Who handles the day-to-day duties associated with disaster preparedness and what percentage of their time is actually devoted to disaster … [Read more...] about 20 Questions to Help Nail Down Your Emergency Management Program
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 … [Read more...] about Stay On Top of 2020 with the FEMA Calendar
Do you remember your college days? So fun! New friends. Challenging chapter of life. Hanging out after class. Late-night studies. And other late-night ‘stuff’. We also thought we were indestructible. Really untouchable. Fear for our lives never entered our thought process. That is certainly not … [Read more...] about Staying Safe on College Campuses: Here’s How
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 … [Read more...] about PUTNAM Co. EMS increases their mobile device users by 2000%
Frank Chapman, the EMS director for Putnam County, WV was kind enough to sit down with us and let people know what he thought of the Heads Up! Community app and how it is serving his population. Heads Up Community is easily used daily to notify the residents of Putnam County of road closures, … [Read more...] about A Wonderful New Testimonial From Putnam County West Virginia!
From: US Department of Labor OSHA How does your municipality or workplace prepare and notify affected parties? This is good info from OSHA. Introduction Nobody expects an emergency or disaster — especially one that affects them, their employees, and their business personally. Yet the simple … [Read more...] about How to Plan for Emergencies and Evacuations