Customer Spotlight: Ameren Corporation

Screen Shot 2014-10-10 at 9.27.23 AMWe are pleased to present our latest customer spotlight case study featuring the Ameren Corporation, Bagnell Dam and Taum Sauk Plant in Missouri. The case study details how Ameren utilizes Rapid Notify during Functional Exercises to educate response agencies on the use of mass notification alerts.

Ameren has been a Rapid Notify customer for almost 10 years. As part of a comprehensive emergency action plan, internal procedures have been documented so that if an event occurs, alert messages can be recorded and sent as quickly as possible by the incident commander.

Download the Ameren Corporation Case Study today.

Encouraging Self-Registration

Red mouseEmergency Management magazine has a very helpful article regarding effective methods of encouraging the public to self-register for emergency notifications.

5 Strategies for Getting the Public to Sign Up for Emergency Alerts” offers some easy to implement ideas based on real world success stories. For example, rather than using scare tactics to push the public to register, the article suggests using a message of empowerment and inclusion.

Read the full article here: http://www.emergencymgmt.com/disaster/5-Strategies-Public-Sign-Up-Emergency-Alerts.html

National Preparedness Month

slide_NPM2014September is National Preparedness Month and the theme is “Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare.” This is a great time to encourage your residents, staff, customers and other stakeholders to self-register for your emergency alerts.

During National Preparedness Month you can take action by planning a National PrepareAthon! Day on or around September 30th.

Each week throughout National Preparedness Month will focus on different emergency preparation topics:

Week 1 – How to Reconnect with Family After a Disaster

Week 2 – Know How to plan for specific needs before a Disaster

Week 3 – How to Build an Emergency Kit

Week 4 & 5 – How to Practice for an emergency

Download the National Preparedness Month 2014 Digital Engagement Toolkit from Ready.gov and you will find printable publications, sample social media posts, tips, tools, and more.

For more information about National Preparedness Month visit:www.ready.gov/september
Register your PrepareAthon! Day event: www.ready.gov/prepare

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