In recent headlines, a gunman fired rounds during a deadly rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, Oregon. The shooting left several students and faculty dead and others wounded, adding to the growing number of deaths from mass shootings in the United States this year. Our thoughts and best wishes go out to the families who have lost loved ones from this tragedy.
It is incidents like this where our hearts feel heavy and we tend to hold our families extra close. This kind of emergency not only concerns those who are put in danger; it is also about the people at home, the families and friends who have no idea what is happening until it is almost too late. The people who have no idea their loved one is trapped in a building with an active shooter and what local authorities are doing at the scene to resolve the situation. The other students who have no knowledge of the dangers head, continuing on their way to campus like any other day. What is happening? How many active shooters are there? Has anyone been harmed? Our minds tend to race when we see reports like these, but imagine being part of the community where the shooting is taking place and still waiting to be informed by officials.
Emergency notification systems like CodeRED are used for this very reason. With its speed and precision in target messaging, community notification can happen within minutes. Campus alerting is extremely useful for potential safety hazards, threats, inclement weather alerts, cancellations and closures, and many other events.
Here at Emergency Communications Network, we are here to alert, inform, and affect lives. We ask that you be proactive in this mission and make sure your residents in the community are as safe and informed as possible. Consider an emergency notification system that you can rely on for delivering fast targeted messaging to properly inform your residents and prevent future incidents from happening.
If you are interested in the CodeRED emergency notification system for your community, call us at (866) 939-0911 for more information. In addition, don’t forget to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert App to receive emergency messages on the go.