Emergency notification system

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

An emergency notification system is a method of facilitating the one-way dissemination or broadcast of messages to one or many groups of people, alerting them to a pending or existing emergency situation.[1]

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.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]

Government Agencies[edit]

Misc. Resources[edit]


  1. ^ "Emergency Communication System". Campus Safety. Willamette University. Retrieved 4 April 2012.