Emergency notification system

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An emergency notification system refers to a collection of methods that facilitate the one-way dissemination or broadcast of messages to one or many groups of people "notifying" or alerting a group of individuals of a pending or existing emergency situation.[1]

Emergency Notification vs. Communication[edit]

Emergency notification systems constitute a (one-way communication) subset of the types of systems describe by the broader term Emergency communication systems which includes systems that provide one-way and two-way communications, between emergency communications staff, first responders, and impacted individuals. Mass text messaging services such as Twitter, mass automated dialing services such as Reverse 911, and the common town siren systems that are used to alert for tornadoes, tsunami, air-raid, etc., are examples of emergency notification systems.

Other Related and Similar Terms[edit]

Being a collection of methods that are often incorporated in many diverse attributes and capabilities, there are numerous words, terms, phrases, and jargon that are used interchangeably among the entities that utilize or have a need for these types of systems. Many times, these are all used to refer to the same or substantially similar concept. For example, use of the terms “emergency communications” and “emergency telecommunications” may refer to the same concept.[2] See the related article, Emergency communication system, for a more complete examination of this topic.

  • Emergency Notification
  • Emergency Communication System
  • Emergency Notification Service
  • Emergency Communications
  • Emergency Communications System
  • Emergency Communications Service
  • Emergency Response Software
  • Unified Emergency Communications
  • Emergency Management System
  • Emergency Management Software
  • Alerting System
  • Emergency Alert
  • Emergency Alert System (not to be confused with EAS)
  • Emergency Alerting System
  • Notification System
  • Unified Communication System
  • Public Mass Notification
  • Public Notification System
  • Mass Notification
  • Mass Notification System
  • Network-Centric Emergency Notification
  • Network-Centric Emergency Communication
  • Unified Emergency Communication System
  • Disaster Communication System

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Emergency Communication System". Campus Safety. Willamette University. Retrieved 4 April 2012. 
  2. ^ STANDARDIZATION FOR EMERGENCY COMMUNICATIONS. 25 West 43rd Street – Fourth Floor, New York, NY 10036: ANSI HOMELAND SECURITY STANDARDS PANEL. 2008. p. 7.