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Critical Event Management Technology can be a Life Saver During a Wildfire

Critical Event Management Technology can be a Life Saver During a Wildfire

Wildfires which result in millions of acres of damage every year. Perhaps the scariest part of these fires is that they can occur without warning, and because of how rapidly they spread, they can grow to great sizes before the fight against them begins.

Critical Event Management Technology can be a Life Saver During a Wildfire

 

Stay Calm during Wildfires with Critical Event Management Software

Wildfires which result in millions of acres of damage every year. Perhaps the scariest part of these fires is that they can occur without warning, and because of how rapidly they spread, they can grow to great sizes before the fight against them begins.

 

According to the National Interagency Fire Center, 1,080,836 acres of land had already burned, year-to-date, as of April 28, 2022. To put this into perspective, the entire state of Rhode Island has 776,900 acres, while New York City has 193,700. If your organization is in the western part of the United States, or anywhere where wildfires are common, are you prepared?

Is Your Organization Prepared for a Wildfire?

As with any type of inclement weather or natural disaster (link to previous blog once posted), a wildfire can pose a tremendous threat to a business or organization. Not only do employees need to be aware of the evacuation procedure for your building and the local evacuation routes, they also need to know how to evacuate their homes and get to safety in the event that they are not in the office at the time a wildfire strikes. Having an evacuation plan in place ahead of time and taking steps to prepare will help to keep your people safe in the unfortunate event that it is necessary for you to evacuate your home or workplace due to an encroaching wildfire threat.  

Notification can save Lives

Due to the quick spreading nature of wildfires, it is crucial that you keep your employees safe by keeping them informed. This is exactly why critical event management software is an important resource for any organization. In the event of wildfire evacuation, the United States Fire Administration encourages residents to sign-up for local emergency alerts, just as you should encourage all of your employees to sign-up for company-wide emergency alerts. Critical event notification systems will allow you to:

  • Monitor the threat of an encroaching wildfire as it grows
  • Communicate updates with the entire team about the fires
  • Inform the entire staff about how to prepare and evacuate if necessary
  • Assess your organization’s risk portfolio in regard to your emergency response
  • Recover operations more quickly once the threat has passed

 

Any type of organization can benefit from this form of effective company-wide critical event management and communication, including first responders and search & rescue teams, who are on the frontlines of fighting wildfires and other natural disasters.

Don’t Let a Wildfire Catch Your Organization off Guard

Being prepared and having an evacuation plan in place is the best defense against wildfire emergencies. Critical event management software helps organizations like yours to keep your employees safe and effectively handle communications if faced with the threat of a wildfire.

To learn more about how you can use critical event management tools to keep your employees informed and safe, give HipLink Software a call at (800) 524-7503 or fill out our quick contact form and we will reach out to you as soon as possible. Together, we can prevent your organization from falling apart during a wildfire and help keep you and your employees safe and connected.


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