New 911 Mass Notification System for Lewis and Clark County
May 12, 2016
(HELENA) Emergency Responders in Helena and Lewis and Clark County have a new way to send mass notifications to residents in the event of fire, flood or missing child events.
For several years, officials have used a system that only sends voice messaging to those who sign up for the service.
The new system, called Rave Alert will still send voice messages, but it will also send information to email, text and social media like Facebook and Twitter.
The previous system had approximately 39,000 residents signed up.
“It is ideal for all residents who want to receive the alerts from signing up for the Rave Alert system to ensure their information is accurate and up to date,” said Peter Callahan, 911 Center Manager. “A signup allows them to enter an email address and password that they can manage on their own, and they can log in the system, create a profile and manage it so if they ever were to change phone numbers, addresses, they can do that on their own.”
Reporter: Melissa Jensen
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