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Determining intelligibility of emergency messages—not so simple anymore

May 16, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

BURLINGTON, Mass.—The traditional way of deciding whether an emergency message is intelligible is pretty simple, according to a fire protection engineer at a recent emergency management seminar here. “We all stand around with the fire marshal or AHJ or whoever it is and we play back the message and say, 'Hey, did you understand it?'” said Jack Poole of Olathe, Kan.-based Poole Fire Protection. He gave a presentation on intelligibility at the May 3 event sponsored by Notifier...

Jack Poole, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Poole Fire Protection

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Owners driving market for mass notification systems

May 9, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

BURLINGTON, Mass.—Fear of newspaper headlines is helping drive the market for mass notification systems, Jack Poole, a fire protection engineer and member of the NFPA 72 Technical Committee, said at a recent emergency management seminar here. Poole, speaking at the May 3 event sponsored by Notifier by Honeywell, said he was giving a presentation about mass notification/emergency communication systems (ECS) recently to top management at a telecommunications facility, discussing potential...

emergency communications system, Jack Poole, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Poole Fire Protection, Security Systems News (SSN)

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9-11 first responder: Mass notification 'might have made a difference that day'

May 4, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

I just got back from an emergency management seminar in Burlington, Mass. sponsored by Notifier by Honeywell. The May 3 event opened with remarks from Thomas Von Essen, who was New York City's fire commissioner at the time of the Sept. 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, about the importance of mass notification/emergency communication systems. Von Essen spoke for only about 10 minutes, but hearing from someone so involved in the experiences of that terrible day about how mass notification/ECS...

Ara Beurekjian, Jack Poole, Jack Welch, Jim Yantosca, mass notification, Peter Ebersold, Security Systems News (SSN), Thomas Von Essen

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ECS = 'A brand new industry'

September 8, 2011Tess Nacelewicz

NORTHFORD, Conn.—Before Sept. 11, 2001, few people saw the need for a comprehensive emergency communications system, according to Peter Ebersold, marketing director for Notifier by Honeywell. However, he said, that was before first responders at the World Trade Center were not able to communicate well with each other because of such factors as the Twin Towers' structure and the early damage they sustained, and because the buildings' occupants did not receive the emergency information they...

9/11, Bob Farm, Bob Kaczmarek, ECS, Emergency Communications Media Forum, emergency communications system, FireTron Inc., Great Lakes Building Systems, Jack Poole, John Wojdan, Peter Ebersold, Poole Fire Protection, United Fire Protection, World Trade Center, WTC

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