View external events in the inbox
BlackBerry Alertimproves emergency managers' situational awareness by providing alerts for external events that impact their organization and employees. External events can include fires, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornados and other weather events.
BlackBerry Alertuses the BlackBerry Feed Service (BFS) to monitor external feeds and to create events that appear in the organization administrator's inbox. When external event management is enabled, organization administrators can see external events for their subscribed locations in their
BlackBerry Alertinbox. See Supported external feeds.
Organization administrators should contact
BlackBerry Alertcustomer support to enable
BlackBerry Alertexternal event management. Specify the feeds and the locations (by city, county, or state) that you want to monitor for your organization.
BlackBerry Alertexternal events in the inbox include the event title, description, event start time, expiration time, severity, and feed source (name and URL.) External events also include the event geolocation and the number of impacted users. After evaluating the external event and its impact, the organization administrator can forward the event as an alert to impacted employees.