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On-Demand Webinar: Maximizing Life-Saving Potential by Enhancing Outdoor Warning Systems

Outdoor warning systems (OWS) have played a crucial role in safeguarding communities for decades, serving as indispensable tools for alerting residents about impending disasters including severe weather events (e.g., tornados), hazardous materials (hazmat) incidents, and other emergencies. These systems help reduce casualties by enabling people to seek shelter or evacuate quickly. Due to rapid technological advancements, today’s OWS have become even more vital.

Join MCP for a webinar led by Vice President and Director of Wireless Services Scott Neal and Senior Technology Specialist Brian Malinich as they discuss the latest innovations in OWS. Discover how advancements such as real-time data analytics, integration with mobile devices, and improved communications capabilities are enhancing the effectiveness of such systems in protecting lives and property during emergencies.

Attendee Takeaways

  • Save critical seconds with prerecorded alert messages
  • Consider live voice announcements in your OWS
  • Assess whether a tone-only system suits your needs
  • Learn how to assimilate with the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) for real-time, automatic alerts
  • Determine appropriate sound levels for your system
  • Discover advanced real-time health checks pertaining to system monitoring and maintenance

Be sure not to miss this on-demand webinar, where you'll have the opportunity to learn more on how OWS (Operational Warning Systems) are playing a crucial role in advancing emergency preparedness. These systems are making significant strides in bolstering community safety and resilience, especially in the presence of potential hazards.


Scott Neal

Speaker: Scott Neal, Vice President, Director of Wireless Services

Scott brings more than three decades of wireless communications experience to MCP. Scott retired in 2015 after completing a 28-year career with the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP), where he oversaw the PSP’s statewide land mobile radio (LMR) system. Since joining MCP in 2015, he has served as project manager on multiple projects and was the lead consultant supporting multiple states in the planning effort for the nationwide public safety broadband network. He currently leads a team of 23 subject-matter experts who specialize in supporting our clients’ mission-critical wireless networks.



Speaker: Brian Malinich, PE, Senior Technology Specialist and Engineering Team Lead

Brian is a certified professional engineer with more than 25 years of experience in wireless projects at the county, state, and federal levels. Brian played an integral role in the installation of new OWS systems for the cities of Beverly Hills and Malibu in California, Pueblo County in Colorado, Madison County and Estill County in Kentucky, and Pensacola Christian College in Florida. For many years, he supported the early-warning capabilities of the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Readiness Preparedness Program (CSEPP), a joint initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the U.S. Army.


Topics: Next Generation 911 Networks, On-Demand Webinars

Posted on August 24, 2023

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