Forest Fire Warnings
Database Systems Corp. has been providing computer related applications and products since 1978. Our 911 Broadcast division provides emergency voice broadcasting services.
With this phone service, we can broadcast warning messages to thousands of households in your community warning of catastrophic disasters including forest fires.
Messages can be simultaneously delivered in just minutes using our network of phone systems and services. Pre-recorded warning messages can be played giving households information regarding the forest fires location and whether a community evacuation is planned or necessary.
We can send warnings to specific communities in the event of a wildfire and provide priority delivery of these messages to those nearest the fire danger. Multiple messages can be delivered to different members of the community based upon proximity to the blaze. Calls can be directed to emergency operators (using our IVR feature) that are prepared to handle special individual emergencies.
Messages can also be broadcast seeking fire volunteers or special assistance from emergency personnel.
Remote communities have used this technology to warn residents when the forest service planned a controlled burn, preventing a rash of 911 and emergency calls by concerned citizens.
Other applications include warning residents when the danger of fire is at a high level. Fire and camping restrictions can likewise be broadcast using this service.
To learn more about our forest fire emergency response and disaster recovery phone service, please visit our Emergency Broadcast System web page.
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Register Online For Emergency Notification Services
DSC now provides an online signup for non-profit and commercial organizations wishing to use our voice broadcasting services. Use this form to obtain a quotation and pricing information about our services with no obligation until you fax or mail your signed agreement.
For non-profit organizations, our setup fees are waived and the basic monthly fees are reduced if you use this convenient method of registration.
To register online, click on the online registration image or button on the right.
DSC has prepared an online demonstration of our voice broadcasting outsourcing service. To view this demo, please visit our voice broadcast demonstration.
Customer Profile - Parsons Corporation
"Parsons provides facility and infrastructure solutions through superior program management and technology-based approaches. Our ability to plan, design, construct, and operate diverse facilities and infrastructure systems has satisfied both government and industrial clients' needs for over 60 years.” - www.parsons.com
Parsons Corporation contracted with Database Systems Corp. to provide emergency communications services using our Phoenix call center. Parsons notified community residents living adjacent to a controlled burn area, thus preventing the local fire department from receiving a rash of false forest fire reports.
Forest Fire Alert and Warning Applications
The following are just a few of the applications for this emergency telephone warning system:
- Contact Volunteer Fire Fighters
- Warn Community of Control Fires
- Warn Remote Communities
- Contact Neighboring Fire Departments
- Notify Hotshot Crew Personnel
- Contact Community Hospitals
- Contact Emergency Response Teams
- Call Nearby Businesses and Households
- Notify Community of Traffic Diversion
- Request Volunteers In Specific Threatened Area
- Broadcast Event Cancellation Notices
- Notify Community of Power or Utility Outages
How To Use Our Forest Fire and Emergency Alert Service?
This forest fire early warning and emergency broadcast service is easy to use. Calls can be initiated from our website or can be activated by phone. If you purchase our system, activation can be initiated using our easy-to-use wizard program.
Touch Phone Activation
Our emergency notification service can be initiated by calling our emergency 800 number and simply entering an account ID and password by touch phone.
Once validated, you can record your message and select from any number of lists of phone numbers (such as EMS crews).
That's it! We immediately start calling the individuals on the selected list playing the recorded message.
We also provide the same type of activation using our website. Here you also have the ability to maintain your lists as well as create new ones using our mapping systems.
When an emergency arises, you simply record your emergency message offline or use our toll free phone service to record your message.
Next identify your call recipients using a simple list manager or a graphical map display and send us your phone numbers via the internet. We do the rest.
Computer Message Activation
Our emergency notification network also supports computer and web connectivity using XML technology. Thus, emergency communication can be initiated from your website or computer by automatically sending our emergency phone system a message containing a list of one or more phone numbers and a message to be sent to these individuals. The message can be text (which is automatically converted to voice) or a voice file.
For further information, visit our Emergency XML messaging web page.
Purchased System Versus Outsourcing Service?
This is a question that communities should carefully consider. A purchased system gives you more control, but requires sufficient phone lines, equipment and on site technical knowledge to keep your system operational. The larger your community, the greater capital expense is required to broadcast your emergency messages in a timely fashion. If your message broadcasting system is used for more than just emergencies, it is easier to justify a purchase over contracted service. After all, emergency phone broadcasting is something you hope you never need to use.
Contracting your emergency forest fire broadcasting service requires less up front capital and can provide a faster emergency broadcast response if your provider has the resources available. Other than a monthly subscription fee, you only pay for the emergency broadcast as it occurs. System redundancy is available as well as centralized and experienced technical assistance.
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