FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 1, 2016
Public Opt-In for Emergency Notifications Available for All Union County Residents
Union County Emergency Services is offering all county residents the opportunity to sign up for emergency notifications. The county has contracted with Alert-Sense, located in Boise, Idaho, allowing Emergency Services to distribute multimodal emergency notifications. County notifications can be received by cell phone, land-line phone, email and/or text message. The opt-in notification system is free to Union County residents and will allow community members to choose how they receive timely emergency information for events such as natural disasters, hazardous material spills, evacuation notices and Amber Alerts. Alerts may also be targeted to specific geographic areas based on an impacted area. The opt-in emergency notification system will allow users to choose how they wish to communicate with Emergency Services.
The notification system will allow citizens to create a user account to update and maintain contact information such as email address, home address and cell or land-line phone numbers. It is recommended that each person in your household with a phone number create their own profile to ensure messages are received independently of other household members. Businesses are also encouraged to create a profile for their property locations and business numbers.
Registering your contact information will ensure accurate information is delivered in the manner you choose. All information provided is kept strictly confidential and will only be utilized for emergency notification purposes. To sign up for emergency alerts, please visit the Union County website at www.union-county.org, Emergency Services department and look for the link “Sign-up for Emergency Notifications”.