CatapultEMS Used During Emergency at Nation's Tallest Dam

Oroville Dam Failure & Evacuation

In February 2017, over 188,000 residents of Oroville and nearby cities were ordered to immediately evacuate during a dramatic turn of events at the nation's tallest dam.

Within 24-hours of the evacuation being initiated, CatapultEMS was immediately the most used emergency communication tool during the emergency with:

  • 45,000 Emails
  • 32,000 Texts
  • 20 Incidents Created
  • 50+ Sites/Locations Effected

As the event continued, communication between staff, teachers, law enforcement, and districts was clear, organized, easy, and prompt. School officials knew how to proceed and law enforcement was not burdened with having to reach out to each school official as additional reports updated information regarding the dam failure.


Rosedale Elementary School

Principal Initiates Lockdown While Off Campus Using CatapultEMS

Within a couple weeks of being trained, this school was faced with their first code red lockdown. Watch a firsthand account of what happened when a principal, locked out of his own school, managed this emergency from his car!


We Help K12 Schools & Districts With Emergency Management

Attend a virtual demo of our software and run your team through a code red drill. Call (888) 840-9901.