RallyEngine Blog

Why You Don't Need a Mass, Social, or Command Centre Alerting System

  • RallyEngine
  • 15.08.2014
  • alerts
It’s generally recognized these days that there are better, more efficient, and more targeted ways to alert and inform dispersed people (colleagues, employees, ...

A Quick Overview of Search and Rescue

  • RallyEngine
  • 03.08.2014
  • Canada
When a person or a group of people are lost, in distress or facing imminent danger, search and rescue operations are summoned to tend to the crisis situation. There are ...

The Rise of the Virtual Operations Support Team (VOST)

The acronym VOST stands for Virtual Operations Support Team. VOST members are becoming increasingly critical to the successful management of emergencies and disasters. ...

Black Swans: Unpredictable, Game-changing, and Foreseeable (in ...

While most people have heard of the term “black swan”, few understand what it means. The phrase stems from the previously held belief that all swans were white in color, ...

The Value of Social Capital and Emergent Groups

Last week we had the pleasure to attend the World Conference on Disaster Management (WCDM) at the Metro Convention Centre in Toronto. Great event! The diversity of ...

Business Continuity Lessons from the Moncton and Boston Manhunts

Last week in Moncton, New Brunswick, a 24-year-old gunman went on a rampage shooting five RCMP officers, killing three of them and severely injuring the other two. The ...

RICkrolled by the Radio Industrial Complex

If you're not familiar with the internet meme known as rickrolling, start here. 

Spring Thaw Exposes Flood Anxieties and Still-frozen Emergency ...

With the anniversary of the Southern Alberta floods looming, are organizations now any better prepared for emergencies? CALGARY, ALBERTA-- From cold snaps and ice storms ...

After One of the Worst Winters Ever, the Spring Melt Prompts Better ...

Like most Canadians, you probably think this long and bitter cold winter has been the most extreme weather you’ve seen in years. And you’d be right. It’s no exaggeration ...

Tech for Good: Leveraging Mobile Technology in the Search for Missing ...

According to Brian Palmer, Slate magazine’s ‘chief explainer,’ it all started with a few pamphlets in the 1970s. At the time, police were often reluctant to intervene ...