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Emergency Notification System

1. Is the overdependence on telephones, including cell phones, for coordinating staff during disasters a wise decision or should a variety of methods be in place?
2. What do you believe to be the best way to communicate with staff during a major disaster?
3.If all technological means of communication fail, how would you transmit a message long distances?

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1. Is the overdependence on telephones, including cell phones, for coordinating staff during disasters a wise decision or should a variety of methods be in place?

An overdependence on telephones, including cell phones, is dangerous. Lines may be down or jammed. During the Boston Marathon bombing, customers were advised to use text or email to free up voice capacity for public officials (Ungerleider, 2014). A similar situation happened during Hurricane Sandy.
The Federal Communications Commission has partnered with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and wireless industry to provide wireless emergency alerts (WEA) in the event of alerts involving imminent threats to safety or life (FCC, 2015). This can help all understand the severity of the situation and possibly provide some ...

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This solution discusses if our emergency system should rely on cell phones, how to communicate during an emergency and what to do if all technology fails. Include APA formatted references.

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