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What’s an Emergency Mass Notification System? 

An emergency mass notification system (EMNS) sends simultaneous alerts to groups and individuals in times of crisis. Critical events include malicious activities, natural disasters, pandemics and more. An EMNS can distribute messages to SMS, email and/or voice.

Mass notification services perfect crisis management plans. They ensure that employees, emergency responders and the general public receive immediate notice of a crisis. Systems are adopted and used to mitigate the impact of emergency events.

Benefits of an Emergency Mass Notification System 

Emergency notification solutions broadcast messages to the right people at the right time. Desired recipients are notified before, during and following the major event. Instant information sharing helps recipients stay safe, aware and prepared during a disaster.

Emergency mass notification systems:

  • Eliminate human error by automating crisis communications
  • Allow organizations to compose a critical message with instructions
  • Confirm that critical messages are sent, delivered and acknowledged
  • Deliver messages to multiple channels
  • Enhance the effectiveness of business continuity programs

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Emergency Management Process

Five Steps You Need to Overcome a Crisis!


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The emergency management process is a five-step procedure. It is designed to mitigate the impact of an event through mass communications and disaster recovery training. The process, from start to finish, includes prevention, preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. All phases are crucial in developing an effective crisis management program for any emergency.

The five phases of the emergency management process are discussed below:

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Step 1: Prevention

Concrete plans are created, ensuring that appropriate processes are in place for an emergency. Organizations invest in an emergency mass notification system to broadcast messages to several contacts. Contacts may include staff, internal departments and/or the general public.

Step 2: Preparedness

Organizations enforce staff training, so personnel know what to do during an emergency. The mass notification solution is implemented, and personnel receive training to effectively use the technology.


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Step 3: Response

Response requires the use of emergency preparedness tools, such as mass notification systems. Mass messaging helps organizations connect and coordinate with recipients promptly. Real-time instructions, delivered by mass alerting systems, must be followed during emergencies. This ensures that recipients take appropriate action during a crisis.

Business continuity plans must be put into practice. Personnel must comply with the expectations set by plans, to ensure the safety of all persons affected by the critical event.

Step 4: Recovery

Organizations work diligently to restore day-to-day operations and “get back to normal.” Recovery is more efficient if proper communication systems and processes were used during the crisis. Successful disaster recovery may be attributed to an effective business continuity plan.

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Step 5: Mitigation

Organizations must review how they performed before, during and following the crisis. Post-event changes are made to enhance disaster communications and emergency management programs. This phase determines how to ensure public or personnel safety in future emergencies.

Broadcast Messages With OnPage BlastIT

Get the Word out Fast!

BlastIT, OnPage’s mass alerting system, helps enhance emergency management plans and crisis communications. With BlastIT, organizations can immediately reach the emergency response team or other relevant message recipients. The system is fast, efficient and reliable, and can be used for any critical event. Discover more by watching the video!

Unmatched Mass Messaging Capabilities

BlastIT does not require message recipients to have any necessary hardware or software other than a mobile phone. The system notifies recipients 90 percent faster than traditional messaging.

BlastIT helps organizations with:

  • Creating messages and sending them to multiple channels. Messages can be sent to voice, email and/or SMS simultaneously. BlastIT will even leave a voicemail if the recipient does not answer the phone.
  • Allowing administrators to develop and edit messaging templates, messaging groups and members.
  • Ensuring that recipients receive and acknowledge the critical message. BlastIT’s confirmation receipts allow administrators to see the message status. Contextual messages can include instructions.
  • Sending real-time messages to an unlimited number of contacts within minutes. Contacts can be uploaded by administrators or self-registered to the system.


At a Glance: BlastIT Emergency Mass Notification System

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BlastIT eBook: Emergency Notification System

An emergency management plan consists of procedures and emergency notification systems. Emergency management plans are assembled to address crisis situations, such as severe weather emergencies.

In this eBook, discover how to build a plan that enhances disaster recovery operations and helps achieve business continuity.