Borough of Chatham Keeps Citizens Informed with New Technology: AlertChathamBorough
Thursday, March 21, 2013 • 1:28pm
Residents and Businesses Encouraged to Sign Up to Receive Critical Alerts during Emergencies
Borough of Chatham, NJ– March 21, 2013 – The Borough of Chatham, in partnership with Morris County, has implemented a new emergency notification service that will keep citizens informed during emergencies. The new system enables Chatham Borough officials to communicate with residents and businesses within minutes during an emergency situation. Additionally, officials will be able to alert residents who register with the service about other critical events and send notifications of community events.
Residents and businesses listed in Morris County’s 911 database will be automatically subscribed to receive Reverse 911 alerts by home phone. In addition, residents can register with the site to receive additional emergency information, such as notification of severe weather, electrical outages, fires, flooding, and street closings, as well as non-emergency community information (such as notices of commission/committee meetings. These messages can be sent to residents using several communication vehicles – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, or PDA’s – ensuring that residents and Borough employees receive emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. The system allows each user to indicate which communication vehicles should be used to reach them and the order in which they will be used.
AlertChathamBorough is powered by Everbridge, the leading emergency notification provider, and is being provided by Morris County at no additional cost to the municipalities."The ability for Chatham Borough officials to communicate with residents and business owners during an emergency is critical to providing effective government services. The new system, AlertChathamBorough provides a robust emergency notification that will allow us to communicate quickly, accurately and efficiently with residents when communication is critical, we hope that residents will register with AlertChathamBorough because those who register will have access to a richer array of notifications.” said Chatham Mayor Bruce Harris.
To sign up for AlertChathamBorough, please visit www.chathamborough.org