Last year we started a survey of Emergency Alert service pricing among public safety agencies across the US. We got over 50 responses and were happy to be able to share this data with emergency managers, 911, law enforcement, fire departments and other public safety officials.
This year, we’ve take a different approach and have collected data across many sources, including public records, news stories and survey responses. We’ve collected over 350 individual price points. In context, that’s pretty impressive. It’s more than 17% of the 2000+ communities (counties, cities, towns and states) we’ve identified as having an Emergency Alert system. Statistically, we have to confess it doesn’t meet the standards of random selection, but it’s still a huge sample.
Some of the results were surprising to us. We’ll be interested in what you think.