Trenton, New Jersey announces new emergency alert system for residents
| 03.29.2007 | 04:17:37 | Views: 2780 | ID:
March 29 '07: A new emergency alert system for the city of Trenton, New Jersey was announced by Mayor Douglas H. Palmer, NJ.com reported. If any disaster should strike, reverse 9-1-1 calls and emails will be sent to residents with a detailed message from the mayor about the nature of the emergency and what actions are to be taken.
Palmer said during a press conference, "In this post 9/11 environment, Trenton's (emergency response) system gives us the rapid response we need." According to NJ.com, "Trenton is the first city in New Jersey to implement the Connect-CTY mass notification system, which is used in more than 11,000 communities nationwide ... Residents will be able to select messages in Spanish or English and, in case of a busy phone line, the system will automatically dial a phone number for up to an hour."The entire system will cost $56,000 a year to maintain and also will be used "to inform residents of activities such as free flu clinics," NJ.com found. The new system's creation will be announced to the community through a series of notices included in residents' water bills.
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