On Wednesday January 15, 2020 Natrona County Emergency Management began signups for a new Public Notification system service named AlertSense. AlertSense will go LIVE January 20, 2020 and will replace the previous CodeRed system. Any previous enrollments in CodeRed will not transfer to AlertSense, so the public will need to enroll in this service, at no charge to them, in order to receive the benefits of the notifications.
Once enrolled in AlertSense the public will receive emergency notifications sent by local authorities, as well as the option to select what other notifications they would like to receive, such as Severe Weather Advisory notices. “This will be a great tool to increase emergency communications to Natrona County residents during a time of crisis, or potential crisis,” states Natrona County Emergency Management Coordinator Stacia Hill. “We want to inform the public of issues as soon as possible and this technology will help us reach them via email, cell phones, text messages, and even landlines. As long as they register for the service.” she added.
“The safety and security of those in our county is important to all of us in Emergency Services. We want every tool available to inform those potentially affected by an emergency. This technology will greatly help us accomplish this task.” shared Natrona County Sheriff Gus Holbrook. He would like to encourage anyone who wants to receive messages to enroll as soon as possible, “Enrollment opens January 15th, and I would love to see everyone in Natrona County signup! Mass notifications continue to prove incredibly helpful in emergencies.” he added.
AlertSense is free to the public to enroll in, and only enrolled individuals will receive the full benefit of this program. You can find out more, and enroll at www.natrona.net or by calling Emergency Management at (307) 235-9205.