Response teams need to communicate to be effective as a coordinated team. Teams are usually well served during an incident with dispatch alerts to pagers / minitors, radio traffic for operational communications, and face to face AARs (after action reviews) to review the incident. Outside the incident, however, teams do less well at group communications.
Teams often use email mailing lists of manually managed text groups to communicate which work, but require additional maintenance effort to keep up to date. D4H facilitates communications with D4H collaborations within the system, and the ability to communicate to a group outside the system. These work well when one is at a computer.
Response Utilities for D4H leverages the up to date information in the D4H database to put similar capabilities in your pocket. Use Response Utilities to message individuals, message groups and/or any combination of the two.
Don’t limit your communications because you are broadcasting to too wide a group and don’t want to spam everybody. Communicate from your mobile device (using email or messaging) by sending to just the people who need to be included. Send to the new group of trainees, and copy the training officer. Send to the officers. Send to individuals. Communicate easily and precisely.
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