Thursday, Nov 15, 2018
The Cascading Effects of Situational Awareness
You’ve undoubtedly heard military officials and emergency professionals speak about situational awareness. But what do they mean? And how does it relate to the private sector? Simply put, situational awareness is a conscious state of observing your surroundings, assessing possible threats, and evaluating the need for action based on incoming information and future projections. It’s a physical and cognitive process: a way of using our senses, to …
Sunday, Jul 29, 2018
Lieden Cook is the Information Technician for the Public Works Department in the city of Pendleton, Oregon. Lieden oversees emergency and non-emergency alerts to residents, public works employees, utility workers, and others in his district.
Before using KONEXUS in 2016, communication between his office and the city was slow and difficult due to the lack of a cohesive platform. Public Works struggled to keep citizens of Pendleton informed about city projects or …
Friday, Jun 8, 2018
Natural disasters know no boundaries, striking at any time…anywhere. The sheer unpredictability of these events contributes to a staggering amount of injuries, deaths and billions of dollars in damages and lost revenue each year. The cascading effects of long-term disruptions to transportation, utility, and communication systems leave many businesses struggling to overcome the obstacle of operating in a modern society with primitive tools. When tragedy cuts off communications to employees, …
Thursday, May 17, 2018
Mark Frietag is the Chief of the Transit Control Center for King County in Seattle. For several years Mark has worked with his employees, particularly bus drivers, to provide prompt and reliable service for millions of Seattle residents who rely on the city’s bus network.
King County Metro Transit relies on KONEXUS’s notification system to keep drivers and line workers informed of emergencies across the city, from assaults on buses to adverse weather conditions that …
Wednesday, Jul 15, 2015
Gov. C.L. “Butch” Otter named eight board members, including Von Hansen, CEO of AlertSense, a world class mass emergency notification system, to coordinate and promote Idaho’s science, technology, engineering and math programs through the STEM Action Center. Hansen will serve alongside Idaho thought leaders from State government, industry partners and economic development organizations to build out a robust workforce pipeline that will increase good paying jobs for Idahoans.
Hansen is joined on …