Desktop Alert Now Available For The New National Response Framework (NRF)

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Desktop Alert's "mass communication" software would enable immediate notification of all agencies across all local, state and federal levels of governments and communities at the same time."

Desktop Alert, Inc. (http://www.desktopalert.net) a leading provider of network-centric emergency notification systems has the next generation "Mass Communications" software for the new National Response Framework.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) just last week released the National Response Framework (NRF), successor to the older National Response Plan (NRP). The NRF, which focuses on response and short-term recovery, articulates the doctrine, principles and architecture by which our nation prepares for and responds to all-hazard disasters across all levels of government and all sectors of communities.

Desktop Alert's "mass communication" software would enable immediate notification of all agencies across all local, state and federal levels of governments and communities at the same time."

LTCol. (Ret.) Tim Childers, a member of Desktop's Advisory Council, in discussions with others in the field, believes the NRF is billed as the next generation of emergency preparedness and response guidance. The NRP and National Incident Management System / Incident Command System (NIMS/ICS) has helped tremendously with the standardization of disaster response and mitigation, enabling agencies at all local, state and federal levels (to include military) to better work together. With the input of 5700 comments and years of NRP evaluation, the NRF will certainly improve on this.

Childers states, "this new NRF is basically a new 'playbook', similar to ones used by football teams. Football coaches use playbooks to direct the players to respond to conditions on the field. Likewise, elected officials would also use this NRF as sort of a playbook to direct their 'players' (in this case, Fire, Law-enforcement, Disaster response and Medical personnel) to respond to conditions in the real world."

Desktop Alert believes that immediate notification is the key and this new NRF is an effective guide that ensures all disaster relief and emergency responders are aware of their responsibilities and that no misunderstanding exists that would hamper or delay any response at any level, no matter what the scale of the emergency. Similarly, the local and state Emergency Operations Centers (EOC) would be able to respond with the necessary equipment and properly trained personnel, avoiding duplication and without wasting resources.

Desktop Alert, a leading provider of network-centric emergency notification systems has the next generation "Mass Communications" software available now for the new National Response Framework.

About Desktop Alert, Inc.
Desktop Alert provides enterprise-level, network-centric and telephony alerting systems for critical mass notifications, force protection preparedness and critical communications. Desktop Alert enables delivery of audio-visual signals that comply with the Air Force's Full Spectrum Threat Response (FSTR) requirements. Desktop Alert provides enterprise-class, network-centric alerting systems for emergency notifications, force protection readiness, anti-terror warnings and critical communications. The following are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries: Microsoft Internet Explorer®, Microsoft® Windows®, Microsoft® Word and Microsoft® Excel.

CONTACT:
Howard Ryan
Desktop Alert
346 Main Street
Chatham, NJ 07928
FAX: 866-689-9838
PHONE: 866-689-9838
Website: http://www.desktopalert.net/

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