As member of FEMA Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee, Hall will provide expertise on emergency communications
ORMOND BEACH, FL— July 11, 2017 – OnSolve, a leading global provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based critical communication solutions for enterprise, SMB, and government customers, today announced that Government Solutions Director Don Hall has been appointed to the FEMA National Advisory Council Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) Subcommittee. As a committee member, Hall will serve as a Special Government Employee (SGE) to provide expertise on the Provision of Communications Services.
The Integrated Public Alert and Warning System (IPAWS) is integrated with third-party alerting solutions such as CodeRED to enable federal, state, territorial, tribal and local authorities to rapidly send alerts and public warnings through the Emergency Alert System (EAS), Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio, and other public alerting systems. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established the NAC IPAWS Subcommittee pursuant to the IPAWS Modernization Act of 2015 (Public Law 114-143) to review and make recommendations to the NAC on matters related to common alerting and warning protocols, standards, terminology, and operating procedures for an integrated public alert and warning system.
“It is an honor to be appointed to the FEMA IPAWS Committee, and support its commitment to ensuring the nation’s alert and warning infrastructure continues to deliver timely and effective warnings that keep citizens safe,” said Hall. “Through my work developing products and solutions for IPAWS at OnSolve, and in my career serving in various public safety and emergency management roles for state and local agencies, I hope to lend expertise and insights that further the Committee mission.”
As Government Solutions Director for OnSolve, Hall utilizes his extensive experience in government related notifications and alerting to continuously educate the CodeRED Product Management Team, as well as provide critical guidance to clients with emergency management resources in all types of government agencies. Don has successfully attained the status of Certified Emergency Manager (CEM) by the International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM), and his public safety career experiences include 25 years as an Emergency Manager in Calvert County Maryland, Jacksonville, Florida and Washington D.C., 10 years in law enforcement & 911 Emergency Communications, and 42 years of active duty in the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service in the State of Maryland.
In June, Emergency Communications Network (ECN), a leading cloud-based provider of critical event management and emergency notification systems, announced the acquisition of Send Word Now, further expanding its leadership in both government and business-related notification solutions. The combined companies rebranded as OnSolve. Through this acquisition, and its 2016 acquisition of MIR3, OnSolve maintains the most complete set of notification and alerting functionality available for critical communications and event management.
OnSolve is a leading global provider of SaaS-based critical communication solutions for enterprise, SMB, and government customers. The company’s cloud-based software communications platform provides seamless and easy-to-deploy solutions for the exchange of critical information among organizations, their people, devices and external entities with use cases designed to save lives, enhance revenue and reduce costs. The MIR3 solution from OnSolve is the most complete solution available for large enterprises and federal agencies seeking to manage critical events or natural disasters effective through the transmission of critical information and instructions. The company’s CodeRED™ solution provides high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes, and has applied its mission critical capabilities to government, commercial, healthcare and other end markets. In addition, the company offers solutions such as SmartNotice and TelAlert for other specific use cases or companies with less complex notification requirements.
More information can be found on the company’s website at www.onsolve.com.