Resources from ERMS

For over 15 years, we've been helping our customers make decisions and prepare for the unexpected. We are pleased to share some of our emergency mass notification expertise with you through these best practices, white papers, and case studies.

Best Practice Property Managers and Emergency Communication
Best Practices

Property Managers and Emergency Communication

In a multi-occupancy site, tenants and other stakeholders look up to property managers for guidance and leadership, especially during incidents and emergencies. What are the factors to consider when developing and executing your emergency communication plans? Learn more.

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Best Practices

Crisis Communication Device Selection

When you need to reach hundreds or hundreds of thousands of recipients, which device, or a combination of devices, should you select? Find out how device technology may help or hinder, the success of your campaign and how to choose the right device every time.    Learn more.

EMNS Survey Report
Survey Report

How to choose the EMNS that best suits your needs?

Start by reading what's important to your peers. ERMS and the Disaster Resource Guide conducted a survey to try to find out what's important in an EMNS and the findings were very interesting.     Learn more.

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White Paper

True North Privacy

When it comes to gathering intelligence, the United States government has a lot of power, thanks in part to the Patriot Act. If your organization is not US-owned, and your EMNS provider is, you may be putting the privacy of your data at risk. Read True North Privacy and decide for yourself.     Learn more.

First Responder White Paper from ERMS
White Paper

First Responder Communications

First responders such as Police, Fire, and EMS combined with volunteer Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT) need effective emergency response systems to ensure the chain of command is followed, and operating units understand their role in emergency response—so that their efforts are coordinated and not competing.     Learn more.

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White Paper

Promoting Your Emergency Notification Service

This white paper provides examples and suggestions for effective communication and promotion of your emergency notification service to your stakeholders. By following the easy-to-implement steps, your stakeholder response and data accuracy will greatly improve.    Learn more.

Loud and Clear Whitepaper from ERMS
White Paper

Sending it Loud and Clear

Communication technology is evolving rapidly today. How a message is sent influences how it is received…and perceived. It has also never been more relevant than in the field of Emergency Communications and Management, where merely employing a communications technology doesn’t mean a message is delivered or understood.   Learn more.

Getting it Right White Paper from ERMS
White Paper

Getting it Right

Today news travels fast, usually faster than business continuity and disaster recovery professionals would like it to. Organizations need to develop strategic emergency notification plans that work. Work during and after an emergency to help ensure their message is heard, understood, and shared—to combat rumor and misinformation.      Learn more.
How to Compare White Paper from ERMS
White Paper

How to Compare Guide

There are so many “emergency notification” vendors to choose from. How do you determine which emergency notification system (ENS) is best for your organization?  Learn what things you should consider when comparing ENS.     Learn more.

Planning Under Pressure White Paper from ERMS
White Paper

Planning Under Pressure

Pressure to develop an emergency notification strategy doesn’t ensure schools will end up with a solution that will ease the burden of responsibility and accountability on school administrators, emergency planning personnel, or response teams.      Learn more.
Value and Visibility White Paper from ERMS
White Paper

Increase Visibility for Business Continuity

This brief guide provides ideas for increasing the value and visibility of business continuity within your organizations – by leveraging the organization-wide need for emergency notification.      Learn more.

Managing the Unexpected Case Study from ERMS
Case Study

The Alberta Flood: Managing the Unexpected

Learn how one organization, and the EMNS provider they had just signed with, were able to quickly respond to the crisis...and keep more than just their employees up-to-date.     Learn more.

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Case Study

Smart City Planning

After this city's public works department implemented their new EMNS (to facilitate effective communication with first responders during an emergency) they discovered a compelling non-emergency use for the system—providing them with even more value.     Learn more.

The Latest From Our Blog

Mass Notification Systems for Non-Emergency Use

Mass Notification Systems (MNS) are no longer just for emergencies. Business operations and citizen communication are perfect for secure and inclusive mass notification Emergency Mass Notification Systems (EMNS) are essential for communicating to large audiences during and after a crisis. However,...

Increasing Occurrence of Natural Disasters Highlight the Need for Business and Community Emergency Mass Notification

Spring 2017, floods have caused devastation across Canada. The damage is extensive, and water levels in some areas reached unprecedented heights. Communities all across Canada and especially in British Columbia’s Interior, the Ottawa Valley in Ontario, and over 170 communities in Quebec were on...

Severe weather and its increasing impact on business continuity

In the last century, there has been a marked increase not only in the number of natural disasters but in their total damage costs. Whether these are the result of human activity, climate change and global warming or a normal shift in the planet’s evolution is still debated. Regardless, there...