Resident Emergency Alert System
Hutchinson – Reno County Keeps Citizens Safe and Informed with Everbridge Resident Alerts
Residents and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Critical Communications and Emergency Alerts
Hutchinson and Reno County are now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.
Effective March 1st, 2018, Hutchinson and Reno County will begin using Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. This system will replace the CivicReady system which was used previously. Those Residents who were registered on CivicReady will have to register on the new Everbridge system. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts: Log In to Everbridge - Hutchinson Reno County Resident Emergency Alert Notification System
Hutchinson and Reno County will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the Hutchinson – Reno County 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.
“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said HPD Chief Dick Heitschmidt. “The Everbridge emergency notification system allows Hutchinson and Reno County to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.”