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February 3, 2014

Halifax Hospital uses VOLO during shooting

Halifax Hospital used the VOLO Recovery Communication System to alert employees during recent shooting incident.

ORMOND BEACH, Fla. – Kevin Noel, Director of Safety and Security at Halifax Hospital used the VOLO Recovery cloud based communication system to contact hospital executives and employees after a dangerous shooting that occurred at the Hospital on Monday January 6th 2014. According to witnesses Jonathan Rodriguez a 20-year-old man threatened patients and nurses with a gun before killing himself. Fortunately the event ended without serious injury to Halifax employees or patients.

Cloud based communication systems like VOLO are becoming increasingly popular among businesses such as Hospitals, Banks and Retailers. According to Mr. Noel ”with the increase in severe weather, and violent threats that exist today I decided it was time to stop depending on the antiquated “call-tree” method of communicating to my staff. Technology today is so powerful and inexpensive; there is no reason to put off acquiring a mass communications system”. Kevin goes on to state, “I was able to use our notification system to provide real time updates to our executive team as the situation unfolded. We have since expanded the user base to all employees as this is a great way to inform them of situations on campus that may impact how they get to work or what’s going on before they get here.”

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