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The 911Broadcast emergency notification and alert service can deliver a large number of phone calls using a network of phone systems employing digital phone lines simultaneously. Should a disaster such as a snow storm, wild fire or flood hit your area, 911Broadcast systems can alert your community quickly providing specific instructions if an evacuation is required.

This service is available using our emergency broadcasting systems. 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.

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Palo Alto Notifies Residents During A Crisis

The following is an extract from the article "New emergency-alert upgrades to debut" by Jocelyn Dong from www.paloaltoonline.com.

"The next time a mountain lion roams a Palo Alto neighborhood, residents will find out in a timely manner -- at least, that's the hope of the city's police department. Starting in May, the city will debut some upgrades to the community-notification system that was roundly criticized nearly a year ago, when parents sent their children to school unaware a puma had been spotted in the area.

That animal was eventually shot and killed.

The new system will call upon an outside firm to phone residents with a recorded message during a crisis. The city's current automated phone system can make about 2,500 calls an hour. But Palo Alto has some 26,000 households, and a number of those have more than one phone line. At the current rate, it would take at least a half-day to alert the whole city of an emergency situation.

In about six weeks, the city is expected to contract with the Bay Area call center DCC to provide additional phone power, enabling the city to reach hundreds of residents at a time, according to Sheryl Contois, police communications coordinator. The cost of the service is $15,000 a year.

In addition, the city will create its own phone directory, foregoing the one used by the police dispatch center -- which doesn't contain cell-phone numbers or Stanford University numbers -- and does include businesses with hundreds of phone lines.

The city's new database will allow each household to specify two phone numbers to be called: one during the day, and another in the evening, Contois said. That will cut down on having to call multiple phone lines per residence or business....."

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When an emergency arises in your community, our emergency phone systems and service can contact your residents quickly and efficiently. Should a disaster such as a forest fire or chemical spill threaten your residents, we can provide emergency alerts and evacuation instructions immediately.

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