Violence in Open Spaces
13.3% of incidents occurred open spaces
Ready to explore how first priority push notifications and GPS identification can maximize the probability that people will take protective actions and minimize their delays in taking those actions?
Incidents like the mass shooting in Las Vagas at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in 2017 have made it all the more evident that incident management of crowded venues or special events will require more robust emergency plans — capable of handling both threats and incidents.
With the new normal of complex and unpredictable threats in communities, it has never been more imperative to make every minute matter when it comes to critical event management.
Delivering trustworthy, location-specific information from incident commands directly to the public is something that emergency management officials should expect in an emergency management platform. Smartphones and other mobile phone platforms are a critical link for modernizing and improving the effectiveness of emergency alert notification.
If you are in public safety and seek to maximize the probability that people take protective actions and minimize their delay in taking those actions regarding threats or incidents, then you need to leverage the embedded benefits of smartphone technologies.
EMMA is a state-of-the-art emergency management platform that uses push notifications and GPS identification to assist emergency management authorities in notifying location-based groups of people of potential threats or imminent dangers. Unlike Wireless Emergency Network (WEN) alerts which can’t be responded to, EMMA reports in real-time as crisis events are unfolding, providing visibility to the crisis zone via civilian responses (two-way communication).
Armed with real-time knowledge, incident commanders can increase their speed and decisiveness in order to assess risks and prevent further harm to citizens in a crisis situation.
Public alerts are a typical-use case where geolocation-relevant information is incredibly beneficial. Take for instance a bomb threat scenario at a public concert. With EMMA, a geo-fence could be set to a limited area around the concert venue, allowing an Incident Commander, Public Information Officer, Safety Officer, or other administrators, to see and send citizens within that area critical push notifications regarding the bomb threat and necessary protective actions that should be taken.