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Determining intelligibility of emergency messages—not so simple anymore


BURLINGTON, Mass.—The traditional way of deciding whether an emergency message is intelligible is pretty simple, but now technology and other factors are making determining intelligibility more complex, according to a fire protection engineer at a recent emergency management seminar here.

Owners driving market for mass notification systems

Corporate campuses and manufacturing facilities are among those looking for ways to protect themselves from a variety of threats

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.

ECS = ‘A brand new industry’

Demand has grown for emergency communication systems since 9/11, panel of experts says

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.