WebEOC 8.5 is now available and there's some fantastic new improvements and additions. Based on customer feedback, this release enhances the effectiveness of WebEOC with features that improve system tools and expand user capabilities.
Whispir have announced that major product updates are on the way - as of Friday, 29 June there will be a number of enhancements added to the user interface, making it easier to navigate and plan communications. On top of that, there's also the addition of powerful new messaging capabilities and a clever new Template Studio components.
2016 was the hottest year on record, globally, and the World Meteorological Organisation forecasts that severe weather events will continue to worsen as climate change intensifies.
Heatwaves, drought, bushfires, extreme rainfall, the potential for higher-impact tropical cyclones, increased coastal flooding, damage to council-owned assets, roads, footpaths, parks and tree reserves are all likely impacts of weather-related events on local communities.
Storm impacts can be catastrophic for people, property and the overall economy.
As the nerve centre of every community, local governments are responsible for sharing a wide range of information every day, from public safety, to community announcements and promotions, and routine council business.
At one of the more recent WebEOC User Forums, one of our keynote speakers - an ex-test pilot - emphasised the huge importance of performing after-action reviews (AAR).
Whether it's a test flight, a training exercise, or a response to an actual crisis, AARs are indispensable tools in any organisation's constant pursuit of improved performance and efficiency.
Local government has always held a critical role in coordinating the preparation, response and recovery efforts for local area emergency management, including:
- Maintaining critical business services, systems and local infrastructure before and after an incident;
- Supporting emergency response agencies; and
- Initiating community recovery services after a crisis event.
2018 is well and truly upon us and the start of a new year is always a good time to examine the state of your Crisis Information Management Software (CIMS). It's important to determine how to elevate your system and use the tools and capabilities available.
For the WebEOC users out there, this article highlights five questions for you to think about in order to help you maximise your organisation's use of WebEOC in 2018.
Intermedix released WebEOC 8.4 on Wednesday and it's got a number of exciting improvements and additions that are going to benefit both users and administrators in a big way.
And those of you with the Dashboard, Board Data Manager, and Maps Add-ons are in for a treat with a whole assortment of improvements and new things.
It goes without saying that most, if not all, New Zealand and Australian tertiary institutions have emergency management plans in place. And it’s highly likely that these plans - vital plans that communicate the processes and procedures to be followed in the event of a crisis or large scale emergency - are produced in document, or paper form.