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SUNY Schenectady
Dean of Student Affairs
Martha Asselin

"Regroup is a great tool for communicating in the event of a campus crisis. It ensures business continuity should we need to close due to an emergency. I am very impressed!"

Hinds Community College
CIO
Russell Wood

Southeast Community College
Assistant Campus Director
Paula Young

Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

Five Ways to Improve the Effectiveness of Your Emergency Notification System

Posted on Apr 16, 2015 in Emergency & Mass Notification Best Practices

  Having an Emergency Notification System (ENS) is the first step to preparing your organization for a crisis situation; however, the effectiveness of an ENS, no matter how technically advanced, can only be measured by its ability to get the right message, to the right people, in the right format. Following are 5 easy ways to better ensure your system will be able to do the job you need it to during a crisis: 1. Make Every Message Count Ensure that your emergency messages clearly describe: 1.  what is happening 2.  who the message is...

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Video: How to Recognize, Report and Respond to Pandemics with Lessons Learned from Past Experiences

Posted on Apr 14, 2015 in Emergency Management, Videos

This video is one of four in the University of California’s Disaster Preparedness series for health workers. In the video, Dr. John Blossom and Dr. Christian Sandrock discuss the unique challenges caused by pandemics and emerging infections. A pandemic is a disease that has universal susceptibility, i.e. 25–35 percent of the population is likely to catch it. Emerging infections are new strains of viral infections that haven’t been seen before and an estimated thirty new infections are discovered each year. One of the types of diseases...

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Visit Regroup at Ellucian Live 2015, Booth 237

Posted on Apr 8, 2015 in Regroup News, Webinars and Events

  It’s almost time for Ellucian Live and this year’s conference is being held in exciting New Orleans, Louisiana from April 12–15. The Regroup team will be at booth #237 throughout the conference and if you’ll be in New Orleans, do stop by and say hello. We’d love to update you on all of the new enhancements we’ve made to our platform since last year’s conference. You’ll also have a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card. Simply fill out a short survey at www.regroup.com/contest and you’ll automatically be entered in the...

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Infographic: Using Social Media as a Crisis Management Tool

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in Emergency Management, Infographics, Social Media

With the incredible number of people using Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites, it would seem to be the primary source of news for most people — not true! Data compiled by Emergency Management Degree shows the majority of us still rely on word of mouth — information from family and friends, by phone or in person to get the news. Still, organizations have found social media to be an effective way to set up online bulletin boards to post ongoing information about crisis situations of a continuing nature. Hurricanes, earthquakes...

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Go-To Guide to Help Organizations Plan for Emergencies and Evacuations

Posted on Apr 2, 2015 in Campus Safety Insights, Emergency Management

    OSHA has written a guide that details the procedures and equipment an organization should have in place to enable their employees to safely evacuate the premises in the event of an emergency. Included in the guide is a chart that lists the types of code compliance measures a company must take, depending on the type of hazards presented in its business. The special needs of handicapped and non-English speaking employees are also addressed. OSHA’s suggested first step is to draw up a clear chain of command, from management...

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