The Mission-Critical Resource Center

Episode 5: Alert and Warning Systems: A Primer

MCP's informational podcast series features the firm’s subject-matter experts and other industry leaders exploring a wide range of timely topics pertaining to mission-critical communications.

The fifth episode on the MCP Podcast Network is entitled “Alert and Warning Systems: A Primer.” This episode explores the varying types of alert and warning systems available in today's market, as well as:

  • The most important factors agencies should consider when deploying a system
  • Red flags to be aware of when implementing a new system
  • FEMA's IPAWS system and how agencies can implement it
  • The pros and cons of onsite versus on-premises solutions
  • The most common mistakes agencies make when implementing an alert and warning system

An edited transcript is available below.

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On-Demand Webinar: Strategic Planning for Public Safety Agencies

In today’s evolving emergency communications environment, public safety agencies are often expected to do more with fewer resources–smaller budgets and fewer people. This reality means that strategic planning, and determining how best to leverage the available resources, is more crucial than ever before. In this webinar, MCP subject-matter experts Chris Kelly and Bonnie Maney discuss the benefits of strategic planning for public safety agencies and different approaches to development.

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Topics: Operations, Public Safety, Consulting, On-Demand Webinars

Posted on March 3, 2020

Improving Emergency Response & Employee Wellness in Iredell County

In Summary:

  • Emergency services in Iredell County, N.C., were faced with disparate, small facilities, aging technology and less-than-ideal working conditions.
  • To overcome these challenges, the County made the decision to pursue a new facility that would house the emergency communications center, Emergency Management/Fire Services department, Iredell County Emergency Medical Services and the the Statesville EMS base under one roof, in a state-of-the-art facility.
  • Today, the new Iredell County Emergency Communications Center is part of a larger complex that houses additional county agencies and departments, allowing for increased collaboration within public safety and the County at large. The new facility also offers improved working conditions for more than 200 public safety employees.

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