Wildfire PreparationWildfires can pop up anywhere at any time – especially in climates that see little rain and high winds during hot summer months. The destruction from wildfires can cost billions of dollars each year in resources and assistance being used to prevent, control and put out the fires.
With wildfire season approaching quickly, we recommend that state and local agencies residing in high-risk areas put an emergency communication plan in place in the event their community is impacted by a wildfire. Wildfires bring so much uncertainty that it’s important for municipalities to be equipped with mass notification tools to effectively communicate information to their residents and protect them in the event of a wildfire.
In this blog, we will discuss how mass notification software can help organizations within your community plan for wildfire season.
Wildfire RisksAccording to the National Fire Protection Association, wildfires burn every year across the United States and a growing number of people are living where wildfires are a real risk. In 2018, more than 58,000 fires burned nearly nine million acres across the United States. More than 25,000 structures were destroyed, including 18,137 residences and 229 commercial structures.
Mass Notification and WildfiresCommunity safety should be the first thing that comes to mind when it comes to preparing for a wildfire. Every second counts during a wildfire which is why it’s critical to have a reliable form of communication because wildfires can spread quickly and gives people very little time to evacuate. By having a solid action plan and the communication tools to follow your evacuation processes, your residents and visitors will be better equipped to evacuate quickly if a wildfire threatens your community.
Syn-Apps’ Revolution is an emergency mass notification system that helps rapidly communicate critical information using devices like outdoor loudspeakers, mobile phones, IP phones, digital signs, SMS text messages and more. This is useful for organizations located in an area where they are at a higher risk of a natural disasters like wildfires. Because they can suddenly occur and rapidly grow due to shifting wind conditions, mass notification software serves as an invaluable tool to communicate safety plans and evacuation orders.
Four ways to use Revolution to alert your community:
For more information on emergency mass notification software for wildfires, contact us at https://www.syn-apps.com/contact-us or by phone at 1-866-664-6071.