(Circleville, Ohio)- The Pickaway County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency has partnered with Nixle to implement an upgraded and improved Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.
As a resident, there are several simple ways to register:
- Text your ZIPCODE to 888777 from your mobile phone
- Go to https://pickaway.org/offices/emergency/index.html or www.pickawaysheriff.com and sign up via the Nixle Widget
Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to https://local.nixle.com/register/ and creating a User Profile. By inputting your address, you can receive more location specific information during an incident.
In light of the tornadoes that devastated portions of Pickaway County in May of this year, the County Commissioners in concert with the Pickaway County Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency and the Pickaway County Sheriff’s Office upgraded their Nixle Mass Notification system to ensure that the citizens of Pickaway County are notified in a timely manner during emergencies.
The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for our organization.
All Alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the county emergency service agencies. Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Voice, Web, Social Media, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant. Nixle is partnered with NLETS for unmatched data security, as well as the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the National Blue Alert Network, and Google for unmatched reach and two-way information exchange.
We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.
Founded in 2009, Nixle provides a mass communications hub built exclusively for government to provide secure, reliable, and relevant information to residents in real-time. Today, over 7,200 Agencies around the United States rely on Nixle for Community Engagement and Emergency Communications. Nixle’s exclusive partnerships with NLETS, Google and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children allows local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.