National Notification Network’s Emergency Notification System to Be Used by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers During Excavation of Army Chemical Site in Washington DC

The Automated Notification System from National Notification Network will provide the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers a way to notify Washington DC residents immediately in the event of an emergency during a chemical excavation project in the area.

Glendale, CA (PRWEB) November 3, 2004 -- http://www.3nonline.com – National Notification Network (3n), the Glendale, California-based provider of mass notification systems, announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has contracted National Notification Network to provide an emergency notification system for use during an excavation project in Washington, D.C. to remove potential World War I-era chemical warfare materials.

In 2003, one small glass bottle containing Lewisite, a blistering agent tested by the Army from 1917-1920, was discovered at the site. As a result, the Corps of Engineers returned to the site in June using extra engineering controls and safety measures to protect the public from potential release. The project is scheduled to take 10-12 months to complete.

In the event of an emergency at the site, the Corps will use the 3n emergency notification system in tandem with an onsite siren to notify residents and American University personnel living or working within 194 feet of the site that they should immediately shelter-in-place. The 3n emergency notification system will also be used to notify key Department of the Army personnel, the Washington, D.C. City Council, emergency responders and emergency management personnel.

The 3n automated notification system would distribute a pre-recorded voice message and pre-prepared text message to all phone numbers and email addresses in its database. The messages would instruct residents to stay indoors to minimize their potential exposure in addition to instructing the appropriate agencies that their respective emergency response procedures should be initiated.

“We’re proud to be able to assist the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in this undertaking,” said Cinta Putra, CEO and Co-Founder of 3n. “Mass notification systems can be used in a range of different circumstances and environments and this project is a perfect case study of how a government agency can go about implementing one.”

3n’s groundbreaking emergency notification system allows government agencies, businesses, schools, and other organizations and institutions to upload an entire database of contacts and notify them instantly in the event of an emergency or other event requiring quick and secure dissemination of information. This message can be relayed to all modes of communication used by contacts including phones (home, work and cell), email, pager, fax, and wireless devices such as laptops, PDA’s and Blackberries.

About National Notification Network
National Notification Network (3n) is a privately held company based in the Los Angeles area in Glendale, California. Recognized as an effective tool in both emergency and non-emergency situations alike, 3n's innovative and powerful proprietary automated notification system is the most advanced, efficient and easy-to-use mass notification system on the market today.

For more information about 3n, log on to: http://www.3nonline.com or call toll-free (888) 366-4911.

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