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Business Travel Security Tips

4 Tips to Ensure Corporate Travel Security

By | Company, Emergency Management

Following the tragic 2015 Paris terror attacks, the Wall Street Journal published an article highlighting companies’ reassessments of travel security policies. One specific company impacted during the attacks was A.T. Kearney, a global management consultant with about 300 employees either working or traveling for business in the Paris area during the time. When they heard news of the attacks, the company immediately sent out a message to employees using their emergency notification system in an attempt to verify their location and status—but three days later, one employee still had not responded.

Managing Partner Johan Aurik checked the employee’s Facebook page and was relieved to find that the employee had just updated their picture with a French flag. Mr. Aurik learned a valuable lesson from the experience that we can all take away. Sending one message over one channel once just isn’t enough. Thankfully, in this case, the unresponsive employee ended up being alright. But waiting three days hoping to see some sign of life is not a situation any company wants to be in. Ensuring corporate travel safety requires comprehensive planning and a robust emergency communication system. Following these four tips will get your organization headed in the right direction.

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Run Hide Fight: Pros and Cons

By | Emergency Management, Safety and Security

In 2018 alone, 213 casualties resulted from active shooter events in the United States. No company ever wants to think about an active shooter event occurring at their workplace, but with the number of active shooter incidents on the rise, it is crucial for companies to have an active shooter response plan in place. Since at least 60% of active shooter events end before the police even arrive, teaching employees response strategies can help save many lives. In this blog post we evaluate the most common method taught in the United States: “Run, Hide, Fight.” Read More

The Hawaii National Guard Improves its Disaster Readiness With AlertMedia

By | Customers, Emergency Management

From active volcanoes to earthquakes and tsunamis, the islands of Hawaii are vulnerable to a wide variety of disasters. And in the event of a large-scale natural or man-made disaster, the soldiers of the Hawaii National Guard’s Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosives (CBRNE) Enhanced Response Force Package (CERFP) team are ready to respond.

We spoke with SFC Bal, Jay Jovyryan, of the Hawaii National Guard to understand how AlertMedia’s emergency mass notification system helps them communicate with their volunteer guardsmen and improve their disaster readiness capabilities.
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Active Shooter Response Plan

What to put in your Active Shooter Response Plan

By | Company, Emergency Management

Most companies never want to think about the potential for an active shooter event at their workplace. The “it won’t happen here” mentality has resulted in many companies being unprepared to respond to a mass shooting event. In reality, more than half of all active shooter events—60%—occurred in the workplace in 2018. With no active shooter response plan, companies fail to provide their employees with the proper protection and safety. Read More