Emergency Broadcast Systems
This section of our technical library presents information and documentation relating to Emergency Notification Systems and Disaster Recovery Applications.
In the event of a blizzard, wild fire or devastating flood, your community can be notified quickly given specific instructions if an evacuation is required using our emergency broadcasting service. Should an emergency arise in your community, our emergency broadcast phone service can deliver large volumes of phone messages quickly using thousands of digital and analog phone lines simultaneously. If a dangerous chemical spill occurs in your community, you can target specific areas to call. If a severe snow storm hits your area, your community can be notified of school closings or event cancellations.
Emergency Alert Network Call Distribution System
This is where Associate information is displayed and configured. Right-clicking on a list entry will provide the opportunity to change or delete an entry.
Associates may be designated as manual or Pacer sites. If “Is Pacer (DscACS)” is not checked, it is a manual site. Manual sites are alerted by a document sent via FTP, and they are to respond via the client program AcsACK (see AcsACK Flow.doc for more information).
Pacer sites are servers running other DscACS’s, and FTP information is not required for these.
The following sections describe the operation of each of the DSCAcs Menu Items:
Emergency Dialers For Earthquake Alerts
Should an earthquake strike in your area, our phone service could help notify your community quickly with emergency instructions. With our emergency notification phone service, emergency warning messages can be broadcast to thousands of households in your community.
Messages can be simultaneously delivered in just minutes using our network of phone systems and services.
Pre-recorded warning messages can be played giving households information regarding the earthquake location and whether a community evacuation is planned or necessary.
You can send a broadcast warning to specific neighborhoods or communities in the event of an earthquake and provide priority delivery of these messages to those nearest the earthquake epicenter. Multiple messages can be delivered to different members of the community based upon proximity to the disaster.
Calls can be directed to operators that are standing by to handle special individual emergencies.
Messages can also be broadcast seeking volunteers or special assistance from emergency personnel.
Other applications include warning residents in a geographic area when the danger associated with the results or aftershock of an earthquake is at a high level. Travel and activity restrictions can likewise be broadcast using this service.