Wednesday, July 24, 2024

Local Entities Harness Everbridge for Emergency Alerts

by BIZ Magazine

SHREVEPORT, La. – In a bid to fortify emergency communication strategies, several local entities, including the Parish of Caddo, City of Shreveport, Fire and Police departments, Office of Homeland Security, and Caddo-Bossier Port, have adopted Everbridge, a comprehensive parish-wide mass notification system.

Everbridge, a free-to-use platform, serves as a crucial tool for disseminating timely and crucial information during emergencies, such as natural disasters and severe weather incidents. By employing Everbridge, these public agencies aim to enhance their ability to stay connected with residents and businesses when it matters the most.

One of the key features of Everbridge is its customization capabilities. Residents who sign up for Everbridge have the flexibility to tailor the types of alerts they receive and the mode of delivery—whether through text messages, phone calls, or emails. This customization ensures that individuals can receive information in the manner that best suits their preferences and circumstances.

To sign up for Everbridge and start receiving these critical alerts, residents can visit the official registration page.

This move towards adopting Everbridge aligns with a broader trend across communities, where technology is leveraged to bolster emergency preparedness and response efforts. The adoption of such advanced notification systems is seen as a proactive step in ensuring public safety and facilitating a more resilient and well-informed community.

Residents and businesses are encouraged to take advantage of this free service to stay abreast of emergency situations and enable a more connected and responsive community.

Note: This article is based on information provided by the Parish of Caddo.

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