Mass notification systems exist to provide rapid notification to members of the public during emergency situations. Since the middle of the 20 th century, these systems have evolved to incorporate a variety of different communications methods as technology has advanced. While local governments have used mass notification systems for many years, institutions of higher education generally only began using such systems following the Virginia Tech shootings in 2007. This study attempted to examine trends relating to mass notification systems and to identify differences in how they have been implemented both in local government and in higher education. While the study was not able to identify statistically valid results due to low response rates, it appears that such differences do exist and further research in this area is needed.
|Commitee:||Goeller, William, Lucus-McEwen, Valerie|
|School:||California State University, Long Beach|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 52/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Public administration, Public policy|
|Keywords:||Emergency action, Emergency management, Mass notification and warning, Reverse 911|
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