HARRISON COUNTY, Ohio — Harrison County leaders are urging you to sign up for a new alert system.
It isn't just for residents. This is also beneficial for people working in Harrison County. It only takes a few minutes to enter your information, and you can be sure to stay informed in an emergency.
“It is a notification system that has a lot of different uses,” said Eric Wilson, Emergency Management Agency/911 director.
Sign up and consider yourself covered. Harrison County is preparing to go live with the Rave Mobile safety system.
“You can have your cell phone notified, email, Facebook notifications, there's just a host of things, Twitter, it'll notify you by Twitter,” Wilson said.
The system allows county leaders to send out alerts in emergency situations. In addition to your preferred method of contact, you can add information about special needs, or even upload pictures of your children or home.
“The information you put into your profile, you control that, you can put in as much or as little information as you like,” Wilson
The county hopes Rave will be up and running in the next month and a half. In the meantime, it will continue to count on the emergency alert system and first responders to send any messages.
“We feel this to be a little bit to be more efficient and we'll be able to reach a wider segment of our population in a quicker amount of time and a lot of time in an emergency. Time matters,” Wilson said,
The county is working with Frontier and Windstream to automatically enter landlines, but you're still encouraged to customize your alerts.
Of course, anyone without a cell phone should manually enter their contact information.
You can learn more or sign up for Rave Mobile here.