In 2015, the state of Texas passed “Kari’s Law” mandating that businesses with multiple line telephone systems (MLTS) allow callers to dial 911 directly, instead of having to include an additional number or code. On many MLTS systems (often found in hotels and offices) callers have to dial an additional number, often “9,” to get an outside line to make a standard phone call, so a 911 call would require the caller to dial “9-911.”
Alertus software updates and new emergency notification hardware are now available as part of the Alertus Summer 2017 Software Release. Highlighting the release are new innovative Alertus Desktop™ Notification features that will help organizations save valuable seconds during an emergency situation.
Tacos, Cowboys fans, and 90-degree weather greeted the Alertus Seminar Series as it touched down in Fort Worth on June 15th. The emergency preparedness seminar hosted by Tarrant County College brought more than 30 emergency preparedness professionals from all over Texas together to network and learn best safety practices.
The Alertus Seminar Series stopped in Pennsylvania for another day of emergency preparedness best practices sharing among emergency and law enforcement professionals. Hosted by the Wilkes-Barre Scranton International Airport on Friday, May 12, the interactive session featured a special FBI presentation on managing active shooter situations. Attendees had the opportunity to view "The Coming Storm,” an FBI film that draws from real-life active-shooter incidents and depicts the issues and incidents faced by law enforcement, paramedics, fire, other first responders and victims.
Check out the video to see more highlights of the seminar that also included a tech demo of the Alertus Emergency Notification System.
Alertus would like to thank the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Airport and all of the attendees for making the event a success.
The next Alertus Seminar takes place Friday, June 15th at Tarrant County College in Ft. Worth, Texas. Click here to learn more and register.
To view the 2017 Alertus Seminar Series schedule of events visit www.alertus.com/events.
Additionally, if you’re an Alertus customer and interested in hosting an event, please contact Caroline Kilday at email@example.com.
Stormy weather did not dampen the spirits of the more than 40 emergency preparedness professionals who gathered at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC to learn and share best practices for effective emergency communication during an Alertus Emergency Preparedness Seminar hosted by Carolinas HealthCare Systems (CHS).
The 2017 Alertus Emergency Preparedness Seminar Series is underway as more than 40 protective service professionals gathered at the University of Saskatchewan for a day of learning and sharing best practices for preparing for and managing emergency situations.