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Emergency Alert Systems

Emergency Notification 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 Broadcast Network Call Distribution System


Host and server names reflect the defaults that show up in the login screens (Figs. 1 & 2). The DscACS Data Files Location are where the Passwords & Associates files are located (ACSPasswordsFile & ACSAssociatesFile), as well as a data file used internally to manage Blast distribution calculations and attributes (ACSBlastDataFile).

The number of minutes in which an emergency distribution should be completed is used to calculate the appropriate destination of distributed lists. Also, a maximum number of seconds for acknowledgements from Associates can be configured here.

The following sections describe the operation of each of the DSCAcs Menu Items:

Emergency Dialer For Forest Fire Warnings

community alert forest file warning With our emergency notification phone service, you can broadcast warning messages to thousands of households in your community warning of catastrophic disasters including forest fires.

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 forest fires 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 a wildfire and provide priority delivery of these messages to those nearest the fire danger. Multiple messages can be delivered to different members of the community based upon proximity to the blaze. 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.