|Americans Remain Complacent as Devastating Disasters Strike |
New Study Finds Many Americans Largely Unaware of Local Emergency Communications. Despite a record-breaking year of federally declared disasters in 2011, including floods, tornadoes, hurricanes and wildfires, many Americans still lack basic awareness of their local emergency communications systems. At the BE Safe America Congressional Briefing presented by Safe America Foundation at the U.S. Capitol, Federal Signal Corporation today announced the findings of the 2012 Public Safety Survey, which takes a hard look at how knowledgeable and prepared Americans are for emergencies. While the survey found that more than 56 percent of Americans believe they are aware of the steps they need to take should disaster strike, the results uncover a shocking lack of knowledge—and even indifference—surrounding emergency alerts and notifications. Read More
|Americans Reveal Their Post-9/11 Public Safety Concerns |
A decade after 9/11, half of Americans now feel less safe in their day-to-day lives, and 52 percent believe attention to emergency preparedness is no greater now than it was in 2001, according to Federal Signal's 2011 public safety survey. Read More
|Addressing Diverse Human Behavior Issues in the New Era Of Multi-Layered Emergency Communications |
We have more ways to communicate with each other than ever. Unfortunately, when it comes to urgent warnings and mass notifications, it seems everyone may not be on the same channel. Read More
|Congressional Testimony: Streamlining Emergency Management: Improving Preparedness, Recovery, and Cutting Costs |
October 13, 2011
Statement of Joe Wilson, President of the Safety and Security Group Industrial Systems, Division of Federal Signal Corporation before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure - U. S. House of Representatives.
MEDIA ADVISORYFederal Signal Division President Joe Wilson To Testify As Expert Witness Alongside FEMA And DHS During House Of Representatives Committee Hearing
Interviews Available Following "FEMA Reauthorization" Emergency Management Testimony
The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management is hosting "Streamlining Emergency Management: Improving Preparedness, Response, and Cutting Costs," a hearing that will examine how the emergency management systems and programs can be streamlined to reduce costs and improve preparedness and response.
WHENThursday, October 13, 2011
8:30 a.m. EDT
WHEREThe Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Ave SW
Room # 2167
|Public Safety Concerns Persist 10 Years After 9/11 |
Federal Signal Survey Finds Only Half of Americans Feel Safer Today
90 Percent Feel Public Emergency Awareness Improvement is Necessary
Federal Signal Corporation, a leading global designer and manufacturer of public safety communications equipment and systems, today announced the results of its 2011 survey regarding Americans' public safety concerns ten years after 9/11. Conducted by Zogby International, and involving 2,153 adults across the United States, Federal Signal's 2011 Public Safety Survey revealed that half of Americans feel they are less safe today than they were prior to the 9/11 tragedy. The research also discovered that 90 percent of Americans believe that community public emergency awareness and/or communication requires some form of minor to major improvement. Read More
|A Plea to Residents of L.A. County: Exercise Greater Public Safety Awareness and Action |
Though not in the tornado belt that has recently been ravaged by this season’s severe weather emergencies, Los Angeles is no stranger to public safety scares. From earthquake threats to raging wild fires, the county is well aware of the damage that Mother Nature can do. As we approach 10 years after 9/11, we are reminded that natural disasters are not the only time we should consider our public safety. Now is the time to take a close look at what progress we have really made, and start to think discuss how we should respond and communicate in the event of all disaster scenarios.
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|Thought Paper: Emergency Communications and Mass Notification in a Post 9/11 World. |
Developing Effective Strategies to Address the Two-tiered Challenge of Today's Multi-layered Communications and Diverse Human Factors.
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