iALERT Program Provides Emergency Alerts, Notifications for Subscribers at No Cost
iALERT emergency notification service allows residents to be informed if there is an emergency occurring in their area. iALERT communicates information to listed phone numbers. Residents also can provide additional ways to be contacted such as cellphones, business phones and email. The information entered is protected and will not be used for any other purposes.
“iALERT is a program that allows us to notify the public on a large scale. It is an essential tool we use to keep our residents safe and informed,” said Assistant Emergency Management Coordinator Jason Carriere.
When a callout is issued about a potential safety hazard or concern, messages will be sent to standard voice and text communication devices that have been registered, including landline phones, cellphones and email.
The automated system will attempt to contact the database until a confirmation is received. The system is able to send messages to the entire database or select a certain area of the city based on the addresses in the system. To register for iALERT, click here. There is no cost for the service. Wireless phone and text charges, based on an individual’s rate plan, may apply. For more information, call (972) 721-2100.
Posted Feb. 18