Cooper Notification, CDW-G experts to make presentation at APCO

Presentation will cover effective public and private warning system options


Cooper Notification Mass Notification System (MNS) expert Ned Ingraham will present emergency alert system solutions for citizen safety and emergency response operations at The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Annual Conference, 11 a.m.- Noon, Tuesday, August 5, Kansas City Convention Center, Mo.

Ingraham, Vice President of Homeland Security Services for Cooper Notification, will co-present with Houston Thomas, Public Safety Business Development Manager for CDW Government, Inc. (CDW-G) about emergency alert systems solutions, including the role of this real-time information exchange platform in a total emergency communications operation. The presentation will also provide insight into the technology components and services that are common in most emergency alert system deployments. Drawing on specific examples of emergency alert systems already installed in cities and universities across the country, the speakers will discuss best practices for deployment of these systems to improve citizen safety and emergency response operations.

Presentation attendees will gain insight into the technology components required to support an emergency alert system, learn best practice examples that demonstrate the value of emergency alert systems in real-world situations and obtain a more thorough understanding of the value of emergency alert systems in public safety communications and emergency response operations.

The presentation is intended for public safety professionals who supply, manage, operate and maintain emergency notification and communications systems, including police and fire chiefs, emergency call center managers, public safety directors, information technology managers and Chief Technology Officers in government and education. To register for the conference, visit http://www.apco2008.org/register_now.cfm. The conference brings together more than 300 vendors, many of which that offer hands-on demonstrations of new technologies. The Conference also offers 90+ sessions on personal and professional development and a variety of technical skills.