EastonAlert Information

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  • Stay Informed.

  • Help First Responders help you.

  • Become part of the community "Spread the Word"

  • 48 possible languages available

  • Audio phone alerts available along with SMS and Email

  • Free to all City of Easton residents


The City of Easton is transitioning from Nixle Alerts to our Rave Mobile Safety platform called EASTON ALERT. This service provides a platform for communicating with your community. By subscribing to this service, you will be eligible to receive important messages via text messaging, voice, and email, depending on the services you register for.

The City is urging all residents and business owners to sign up directly for the new system by  clicking the link below.  You will be taken to a registration website for the Smart 911 interface.

As part of the City’s ongoing effort to improve its emergency preparedness and response capabilities, this system is designed to significantly enhance the City’s ability to communicate with residents, businesses, and visitors in the event of an emergency. 

Beginning February 2020, the City will be deploying Rave Alert and Smart 911, state-of-the-art emergency notification system developed by Rave Mobile Safety as a replacement to the existing Nixle alert system first introduced to Easton in 2018.

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Smart 911 APP available as well

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WATCH essentially means a chance this condition will happen and usually covers a large geographical area for a lengthy time period.

WARNING means the said weather is already occurring or is likely to occur and to take proper protective measures. Warnings are usually issued for much smaller geographical areas and usually for shorter more definite time periods.

ADVISORIES are sort of in between a WATCH and WARNING. The expected weather condition has a pretty good chance of occurring, even a likely chance of occurring, but typically an advisory is used for less severe type of weather conditions. A Wind Advisory might be issued or a Freezing Rain Advisory issued instead of a High Wind Warning or an ice Storm Warning.

Rave Alert, which will serve as the City’s general mass notification tool, residents will also be able to sign up for Smart911, a fully customizable and personal emergency management account specifically designed for mobile users.

With Smart911, individuals can link both homes and work addresses to mobile phones, which can be passed on to first responders for more a detailed, rapid response.  Additional information such as whether there are any pets in the home, a list of any special needs, and additional emergency contacts can all be included in a Safety Profile.  All information is optional, and the citizen has the ability to choose what details they would like to include.  


“The benefits of sharing this type of information during an emergency are immeasurable, Mobile phones do not provide an address to the 9-1-1 call taker. These emergency situations are often the worse of a person’s life, and the Safety Profile can speak for you when you might be unable.”


The new Rave Alert system embraces contemporary communications modes in a feature-rich technology platform that tightly integrates alerts through any number of methods in real-time, including Text, Email, Voice, RSS, Social Media, as well as interfaces to Federal Emergency Alert systems and ancillary support systems such as Computer Aided Dispatch and GIS. In addition,
the system supports automatic translation to 48 languages so that recipients can be notified in their native language and offers in-depth reporting to analyze community engagement.

   To get started click link below :
 

 

Already registered click this link  :   https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/login.action?pa=eastonpa

 

New registration click this link :       https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=eastonpa

 

 

 

Attachments below describe more about Smart911 and why you should register....

Did you know that when you travel to an area that has smart911 implemented your 911 data follows you?

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Smart911 is NOT currently implemented in Northampton County and is not active in all counties and states.  Your data is still valuable to our City Services First responders.

 

Help us bring the Smart911 complete service to the Northampton County 911 Center,  below is an attachment to send to the County Executive and the Mayor of Easton. Your support in this effort is greatly appreciated.


3 ways to sign up!

 

  1. Download the smart911 App from the App Store or Google Play.
  2. Send a text  (sms)  message to 67283 keyword "eastonalert"
  3. Click the EASTONALERTimage below to be taken to the registration portal  EastonAlertButton
    

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After creating your profile, be sure to enter your home city and state.  ALSO you must go to Alerts, Notification PREFERENCES and choose which alerts you wish to receive and how you wish to receive them.  The system does not default these settings.


TO OPT OUT OF PHONE CALL NOTIFICATIONS FROM THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE.

send an email to fcaruso@easton-pa.gov  -OR- call 610.250.6684.How did my landline phone number get into the automated system?A National Directory of the 18042 Zip Code area was provided to Easton to jump start the alert system.  These phone numbers are published numbers on the open market and available online.