Community Safety / Fire Prevention / Preparedness


Alert PA

What is AlertPA?
AlertPA is a software application used to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates to your cell phone, pager, BlackBerry, PDA and/or e-mail account. In the event of an emergency, such as a fire or September 11th- type attack, your organization will be able to send important alerts and updates right to your cell phone or mobile device. All you have to do is sign up for a AlertPA account.

How does AlertPA work?
In an emergency situation an alert will be sent by your organization's AlertPA administrator and you will receive several text messages on your cell phone or mobile device. Read these messages promptly and follow the instructions.

Additional instructions may follow throughout the emergency situation so keep your phone near you. Even if the cell phones are busy, the messages should still come through to your phone.

What types of alerts will be sent?
Alert types may include life safety, fire, weather, accidents involving utilities or roadways, team activation notifications, or disaster notification such as a terrorist attack. A few examples of the types of messages that can be sent through AlertPA are:

Emergency Situations:

  • Notify employees, and/or citizens of the location of the nearest emergency shelter, available bed space, hours of operation during a crisis;
  • Notify employees/citizens of available evacuation routes during an emergency;
  • Activate special teams within the community, based upon an event

Precautionary Warnings:

  • Severe weather warnings;
  • Change in the Homeland Security Advisory System terror alert level
  • Pre-cautionary evacuation order if on high alert


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