Staunton Keeps Citizens Safe with
Everbridge SySTEM for Citizen Alerts
Citizens and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Emergency and Non Emergency Alerts
Staunton, VA – 12/01/12 – STAUNTON is now using the Everbridge system for citizen alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in the event of an emergency. Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.
With the Everbridge system, Staunton will be able to alert residents about severe weather, street closures, toxic environmental issues and in process violent crimes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms– cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more – ensuring that residents and town/city staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. In addition, the City plans to use the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.
"We have a commitment to protect our citizens from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we selected the Everbridge system,” said Scott Garber, Fire Chief and Emergency Management Coordinator. “The Everbridge mass notification and interactive communication system ensures the City will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individual in the case of an emergency.”
If a citizen does not have access to a computer, a help desk will be provided by the City on Friday, December 21, Wednesday, December 26, Thursday, December 27, and Friday, December 28 between 10 AM – 2:00 PM and 6:00 P.M.– 8:00 PM at the Staunton Public Library and the Booker T Washington Community Center. This will take five minutes of your time to complete with our data entry staff so you can receive emergency and disaster notifications in a timely manner. If a citizen lacks transportation to one of the help centers please call the Staunton Fire & Rescue Department at 540-332-3884 and their trained staff will take the contact information over the phone.