The importance of information dissemination is not only during the early warning stages, but also in the aftermath of the disaster
Tel Aviv, Israel (PRWEB) October 22, 2012
The eVigilo system has been successfully operated during the ongoing national earthquake drill, in which emergency services face a hypothetical scenario of 7,000 fatalities, 70,000 injured, and 170,000 left without a roof over their head.
"The drill is designed to improve preparations for an earthquake, but will also prepare the public and ministries for other emergency scenarios," Home Front Commander Eyal Eisenberg said.
Alerts and information messages are sent both on a national level as well on the municipality level. Dubbed "Turning Point 6," the drill encompasses 80 local authorities and all the Home Front battalions. Along others, the army examines ways of dealing with dangerous-substance leakage in Haifa Port following an earthquake and with mass evacuation at the beaches following a Tsunami threat.
The early warning alerts and disaster information messages are sent in multiple languages to mobile subscribers using cell broadcast technology and Smartphone push notification, complemented by alerts sent to radio and TV .
eVigilo’s Smartphone panic alert application will be used in the earthquake drill as well. The panic alert application allows geo-tracking of persons in distress or missed under the rubbles, thus facilitates rescue efforts. Part of the drill takes place in a special "destruction site", where the forces train at finding and rescuing missing persons.
The messages are sent through the eVigilo system to the population and special forces.
"The drill will provide an opportunity to examine the lessons we learned after the Carmel fire," said Police Operation Division Chief Nissim Mor.
The drill tests also the cooperation among the rescue services, such as the police, IDF and fire fighters, he said.
eVigilo CEO Guy Weiss added: “The importance of information dissemination is not only during the early warning stages, but also in the aftermath of the disaster. As one of the few systems worldwide the eVigilo system has been designed to cover all stages of the disaster, thus informing the public at any time!”
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