FEMA Highlights the AlertSense Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Platform at the International Association of Emergency Managers Conference

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FEMA Highlights the AlertSense Integrated Public Alert and Warning System Platform at the International Association of Emergency Managers Conference

IAEM 2014 Conference

During the 2014 International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) 2014 annual conference, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) highlighted the AlertSense Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) platform to demonstrate the effectiveness of IPAWS to conference attendees from around the world. The AlertSense IPAWS platform was one of only three IPAWS platforms demonstrated by FEMA at the conference.

AlertSense CEO Von Hansen and other key Alert Sense Executives attended the 2014 IAEM annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

IPAWS is essential to help federal, state, territorial, tribal and local alerting authorities provide mass notification and emergency alerting to public safety officials. The AlertSense IPAWS interface is an effective way to alert and warn the public about serious emergencies using the Emergency Alert System, Wireless Emergency Alerts, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems from a single source. AlertSense is an approved IPAWS-OPEN developer for the FEMA IPAWS platform.

“As the biggest emergency managers conference of the year, this was an outstanding opportunity for AlertSense to introduce its products and capabilities to new customers,” said Von Hansen. “In addition, it gave us the chance to demonstrate to our existing customers that we are not complacent with our current products and are ready, willing, and able to push the technological edge by improving and introducing new versions of cutting-edge technology like the new release of the AlertSense mobile app,” added Hansen.

The conference was a great opportunity for AlertSense to highlight its suite of emergency alerting tools, including its IPAWS platform and new mobile application (mobile app), R911, internal notification, and social media notification to thousands of emergency managers, first responders, major event planners, and other critical infrastructure leaders from across the world.

The 2014 IEAM Annual Conference was held in San Antonio, Texas from November 14 through November 19. The theme of this year’s conference was “Navigating the New Normal.” John Pennington, the Director of for the Department of Emergency Management in Snohomish, County in the State of Washington and other emergency management leaders from throughout the world spoke to attendees about how emergency managers can better respond to major disasters. Director Pennington focused much of his comments on how his department responded to the deadly Oso mudslides that occurred earlier this year in his home state of Washington, in which AlertSense was used before, during, and after the event for public and internal alerting.

AlertSense is an award winning emergency mass notification provider based in Boise, Idaho. Its cloud based software platform helps public entities, private businesses, hospitals, schools, and other organizations notify their citizens, employees, students, and others about emergencies near or on their properties or areas of influence. With customers from coast to coast, AlertSense provides geo-targeted R911 landline activation, robust internal group notification, social media alerting, and full IPAWS integration. The AlertSense platform is an easy to use, fast, and reliable service to states, counties, cities, utilities, schools and more.