County gets new provider for emergency notifications to the community
During times of emergency there may be the need for local government to notify members of the community. These types of circumstances can range from weather emergencies to missing persons or event critical incidents where public safety is at risk.
In recent years we have used a service called “Code Red” to facilitate these notifications. While this service has been effective, the decision was made to transition to a new provider for timely notifications.
Just as with the old system, you can choose to be notified in a variety of ways, including emails, texts or direct voice messaging. You can even choose to receive the alerts though all three formats.
The good news is that this new service provider gives us a greater amount of user capabilities as well as flexibility in how we are able to use the system.
The unfortunate part of this transition is that we are going to need members of the community to once again provide their contact information in order to guarantee that the greatest number of people are actually in the system and able to receive these alerts.
I recently went on and added myself along with my family and it was very user-friendly. Please note that the system does allow you to add a great deal of information, but for our purposes we only need your contact information to get messages to you.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Tracy Nollenberg at Kewaunee County Emergency Management at 920-845-9701.
Matt Joski is Kewaunee County Sheriff.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: County gets new provider for emergency notifications to the community