Many agencies and organizations have been on the same emergency notification system for so long, they do not even know what else is out there or what they are paying for.
Evaluating your critical communication and collaboration platform regularly will allow you to be better prepared when an adverse event strikes your community.
When thinking of your current system, answer key questions such as:
Is your platform easy to use?
Can you easily communicate with everybody and target certain residents?
Can you rely on customer support 24/7/365?
Review this checklist to assure you have a platform that is ready to notify your community in an instant, improve how you coordinate with other departments and agencies, and execute all stages of your emergency plan.