Law Firm, Sweeney & Sheehan, Chooses Send Word Now for Emergency Communications, Activates During Winter Storms
NEW YORK, NY, March 5, 2014– Send Word Now, the worldwide leader in critical communications, announced today its selection by Sweeney & Sheehan, P.C., a law firm representing clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, to provide emergency notification services. With implementation expedited in response to impending winter storms, Sweeney & Sheehan was quickly able to use the Send Word Now alerting service to inform staff of February office closures and altered business hours.
“When we made the decision to incorporate Send Word Now into our business continuity plan, we never imagined we would need to utilize the service so soon,” said Joanne Miraglia, Office Administrator for Sweeney & Sheehan. “And, we certainly didn’t think we would need to activate it two times in one week due to snow and ice.”
Sweeney & Sheehan credits Send Word Now’s ease of use and technical support team for their ability to utilize the service on such short notice and in advance of system implementation. With the help of Send Word Now representatives late one evening, Miraglia was able to import the firm’s emergency contact data and launch its first emergency notification. Within minutes, managing partners, attorneys and employees received voice and text messages, letting them know the office would be closed the following day.
For Sweeney & Sheehan, a second, successful notification was sent only two days later, when another winter storm caused the firm to open late. A third weather-related activation took place on Sunday, March 2, 2014, as snowfall again prompted the firm to delay its opening as a safety precaution to staff.
“We are honored to have been chosen by Sweeney & Sheehan to provide critical communication services,” said Lorin Bristow, Senior Vice President, Marketing, for Send Word Now. “It is especially rewarding to know that we could provide assistance so early on in our relationship and in their immediate time of need.”
About Sweeney & Sheehan
Committed to excellence in its work and the services it provides, Sweeney & Sheehan represents clients in a variety of industries, including national and international insurers, Fortune 100 companies, private entrepreneurs and municipal governments. The firm is a recognized leader in providing legal counsel and trial representation in a broad range of specialties, including casualty and property, civil rights, employment law, workers’ compensation and subrogation and recovery. Sweeney & Sheehan is listed in the Martindale Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Attorneys.
About Send Word Now
Headquartered in New York City, Send Word Now is the leading provider of on-demand alerting for crisis communication. The company’s easy-to-use, web-based emergency notification solutions and mobile applications are used by businesses, government agencies, universities and non-profit organizations to ensure fast, effective, two-way communication when it is needed the most.
Send Word Now’s enterprise-class notification service is capable of transmitting tens of thousands of voice and text messages in minutes, while providing a full audit trail for after-action reporting and follow-up. It is designed to reach anyone, anywhere, anytime, with any device, over any type of connection. Send Word Now was recently awarded “Notification System of the Year” by DRI International, and also received the 2013 Small Business Achievement Award from the Department of Homeland Security for its work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).