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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
Russell Wood

Southeast Community College
Assistant Campus Director
Paula Young

Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

Video: Organizing and Training Volunteers for Future Disasters

Posted on Mar 26, 2015 in Emergency Management, Videos

“All healthcare providers have a role in disaster preparedness,” said Dr. Kristi Koenigat of the UC Irvine School of Medicine. The key to the effectiveness of these volunteers is fitting them into a comprehensive local, state and national plan prior to having them showing up at a disaster. In this video, part of a four-part video series, the role of medical volunteers in a disaster and disaster management is discussed. Following 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina, numerous well-meaning healthcare providers converged on the sites, which caused...

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Increase Notification Response Rates and Manage Resources with IVR Polling

Posted on Mar 24, 2015 in Campus Safety Insights, Emergency Management

    An Emergency Notification System (ENS) serves not only a security function, but also as a tool for gathering information. An ENS with real-time IVR polling functionality will provide your organization with greater information-sharing capabilities, which in turn will improve the decision-making process during an emergency. Polling can also be leveraged to help increase notification response rates. Regularly polling stakeholders and monitoring their responses to monthly test messages will enable you to easily determine if the...

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Department of Homeland Security Releases Updated National Emergency Communications Plan

Posted on Mar 19, 2015 in Emergency & Mass Notification Best Practices, Emergency Management

  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has completed the first update since 2008 to its National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP). This plan provides the framework for communications between traditional emergency responders such as police, fire and EMT´s, and non-traditional agencies e.g. health, public works and transportation. DHS coordinated with over 350 federal, state, local, tribal and territorial partners in developing this updated plan and it follows the guidelines set by the SAFECOM Interoperability Continuum. SAFECOM...

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Free Webinar: How to Solve Campus Mass Notification Challenges

Posted on Mar 18, 2015 in Campus Safety Insights, Emergency & Mass Notification Best Practices, Regroup News, Webinars and Events

  Communicating quickly and effectively is a common challenge for every college and university. This is especially true for multi-campus institutions like North Orange County Community College District (NOCCCD). With over 61,000 students and more than 2,500 employees spread across multiple locations, NOCCCD experienced real challenges trying to communicate with its campus community. In this free webinar, Fredrick Rocha and Adam Howard of NOCCCD and Joe DiPasquale of Regroup discuss the specific challenges NOCCCD faced and how they solved...

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FEMA launches Interim Office for Flood Assistance Issues

Posted on Mar 17, 2015 in Mass Notification & Emergency Management Blog

  “Floods are the most common disaster affecting communities in America,” said David Miller, Associate Administrator for the Flood Insurance and Mitigation Administration.  Because of this  FEMA has launched an interim office to not only assist policyholders, but to do regional flood mapping outreach and education support. The Interim Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate opened its doors on December 22, 2014 and will be an independent office within FEMA that’s directly aligned with the Federal Insurance and Mitigation...

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