It is absolutely vital that you and yours are properly equipped and ready should a disaster ever occur. A huge part of being prepared is having an emergency kit ready to go that includes food, water, first aid kit, and batteries for example, and making sure that everything is easily accessible in case an emergency does arise. Your kit should have enough supplies in it to last for up to 72 hours.
Here at SimplyCast we are all about emergency preparedness, especially since our new platform EmergHub rolled out a few months ago. EmergHub is a web-based, all-in-one communication platform that can aid in preparing for the threat of a disaster such as a flood, fire, or storm. Here are just a few ways EmergHub can help mitigate risk before and during one of these unfortunate events.
Prepare your emergency protocol
When faced with an unforeseen situation, the last thing you want is to be unsure of the steps you need to take to ensure your safety and the safety of those around you. With EmergHub's Event module, draft up a plan containing all the actions you must take in the order you must carry them out so you are able to launch it at a moment's notice.
Alert those closest to you to create awareness
Your emergency protocol may include alerting people to make them aware of what's going on. With the Alerts module, you are able to send out notifications via four separate communication methods as well as ensure your targets have read your messages through the enabling of a confirm receipt of the alert feature. Whether your contacts prefer to receive messages via email, SMS, voice, or fax, you can be sure to send to a method that you know they will check.
Determine safe locations
Is there a risk of flooding in your area? Are you being warned that an evacuation order is looming? Plan your exit route by using EmergHub's Live Survey tool to ask your contacts whether roads in their location are still safe to travel on. Live Survey lets you ask either multiple choice or open-end questions, thus helping you gather the information you need in the most efficient way possible.
Hold an emergency teleconference
Connect with everyone you need at once with the help of Instant Teleconference. This EmergHub module is unique and even more efficient than your typical teleconference in that it allows you to dial out to everyone you need to contact rather than wasting time sending everyone the dial-in information and waiting for them to join. This way, you can be sure that everyone is on the same page and your emergency preparedness plan can move forward.
Preparation is paramount in times of emergency. The more prepared you are, the less stress you will experience when it comes time to deal with a potential disaster. Emergency Preparedness Week is the perfect time to solidify your plan and run through it with your loved ones to ensure that everyone knows their role and where your emergency kit is located.
If you would like to learn more about how EmergHub can help in disaster preparation, check out this page on the SimplyCast website.