Tagged: emergency response

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

The City of Vancouver has proclaimed January 2014 Alzheimer’s Awareness Month! Today, there are over 70,000 British Columbians suffering from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, and shockingly, this number is expected to...

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Haiti Earthquake

On January 12th, 2010 a devastating 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck 25km west of Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince. The earthquake affected approximately 3 million people, and sadly, the death toll is an estimated 316,000. After the...

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Social Media in Emergencies

Social media has quickly grown to be a key source of news, often offering the most up to the minute information, unlimited potential resources and enormous reach across all demographics. In recent years, we...

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ShakeOut Recap

Nineteen million people from all around the world participated in the Great ShakeOut earthquake drill yesterday, October 17th.Earthquake preparedness is a topic we at ePACT take to heart and certainly want to help spread...

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Twitter Alerts and ePACT

On September 25th, Twitter announced the launch of the exciting new Twitter Alerts feature, allowing authorized public institutions and NGOs to push updates and messages during crises to users via Tweets and SMS. These...

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