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Series of free, educational, peer-presented podcasts that address many aspects of implementing or using an Emergency Notification System.

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Series of free, educational, peer-presented podcasts that address many aspects of implementing or using an Emergency Notification System.

    Lockdown On Campus: Lessons Learned from Ferrum College

    Lockdown On Campus: Lessons Learned from Ferrum College

    In February of 2008, a worker at Ferrum College spotted a man with a gun who then disappeared. The school immediately issued a lockdown using their emergency notification system. As police searched for the individual, the school sent multiple alerts throughout the day to ease the tensions of students, faculty and staff. In this free 45-minute webinar, learn:

    What happened and how it unfolded
    How they handled the situation
    What students had to say about the day-long ordeal
    What they would do differently
    Question & Answer session with attendees to follow




    SPEAKERS
    Lee King
    Vice President of Institutional Advancement
    Ferrum College, Virginia



    Chip Phillips
    Director of Emergency Services and Safety
    Ferrum College, Virginia



    Mary Alice Whisenant
    Director of Human Resources & Campus Safety
    Ferrum College, Virginia



    Suzie Kelly
    Lead Designer, Public Relations
    Ferrum College, Virginia



    HOST
    Steve Hardiman
    Webinar Moderator

    • 1 hr 14 min
    Emergency Notification Systems 101: Presented by Penn State

    Emergency Notification Systems 101: Presented by Penn State

    Penn State adopted an Emergency Notification System (ENS) during the summer of 2006 and has used it many times. This webinar will take a multifaceted view of the ENS paradigm and review all the aspects of implementing one. In this free 60-minute webinar, you will learn:

    Considerations when selecting a notification vendor
    Identifying who is authorized to send emergency alerts
    Training your system users to send alerts
    Developing your communications plan to roll out the system
    The importance of testing
    Type of alerts to send and when to send them
    How to manage your dispatch center after an alert is sent
    The importance of a joining a relevant user group
    Question & Answer session with attendees to follow





    SPEAKER
    Annemarie Mountz
    Assistant Director of Public Information
    Penn State University, Pennsylvania

    • 51 min
    Issuing an APB from an Emergency Notification System: Lessons Learned from Millersville University

    Issuing an APB from an Emergency Notification System: Lessons Learned from Millersville University

    In March of 2008, Millersville University police issued an All Points Bulletin (APB) for a wanted individual. They used their Emergency Notification System (ENS) to send the APB to the entire campus community. Within 15 minutes, the individual was found and apprehended. In this free 45-minute podcast, learn:

    How Millersville University handled the situation
    Why they decided to use their ENS
    The content of the alerts and who received them
    Discover what they would do differently
    Question & Answer session with attendees to follow




    SPEAKERS
    Janet Kacskos
    Director of Communications
    Millersville University, Pennsylvania



    Dr. Aminta Breaux
    Vice President of Student Affairs
    Millersville University, Pennsylvania

    • 47 min
    Managing Back-to-Back Hurricanes: Lessons Learned from Delgado Community College

    Managing Back-to-Back Hurricanes: Lessons Learned from Delgado Community College

    New Orlean's largest college tries to anticipate and mitigate the effects of Hurricane Gustav & Hurricane Ike. Learn how they prepared, what happened, and how they used emergency notifications to enhance their public safety efforts. In this exciting free 45-minute podcast, you will see and learn:

    The challenges in communicating emergency information with a mobile student population across seven disparate campuses
    The importance of pre-implementation planning and system testing
    Selling the solution to college staff and students
    Campus hurricane emergency procedures put to the test with Hurricane's Gustav & Ike
    A layered approach to campus emergency procedures
    Question & Answer session with attendees to follow




    SPEAKER Thomas Lovince Chief Information Officer Delgado Community College, New Orleans, Louisiana



    HOST Steve Hardiman,  Moderator

    • 47 min

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