It’s important for the safety of students and staff that schools have a severe weather safety plan. It is best to review the plan annually for updates and conduct frequent drills.
The Inbound CAP plugin allows users to monitor CAP data sources, filter for specific data within the message (including geographic location), and send an emergency notification to a group of recipients
Watch this one-minute video to learn how you can use the Inbound CAP Plugin for InformaCast to alert your organization in the event of an emergency.
A podcast interview on the topic of the Inbound CAP Plugin (common alerting protocol) for InformaCast with Jerry Steinhauer, CTO at Singlewire Software.
Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) is an open, XML based, digital message format for all types of alerts and notifications. This format allows for the exchange of public emergency notifications between many different mass notification technologies that are available and in use today. CAP messages are typically generated by any organization involved with notifications regarding public safety.
Organizations in the US currently issuing CAP messages include:
- National Weather Service
- United States Department of Homeland Security
- United States Geological Survey