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Leadership Brentwood Promoting Emergency Notification
Team from Class of 2016 Determined to Increase Sign-Ups
The county-wide emergency system has the ability to mass-notify everyone who has a traditional landline telephone. However, many households now have phone service through their cable company, Vonage, magicJack, or simply rely on their cell phones. Even those who do have a traditional landline may not be at home when they need to know about an emergency. Unless residents create an account on the Citizen Alert system, they may not get the message. Thankfully, the process is easy and can be completed quickly by visiting www.brentwood-tn.org/citizenalert. Links are also available on the Franklin and Williamson County websites.
Residents who sign-up discover that they can also be notified by email or text, can receive weather alerts from the National Weather Service, and can set certain hours of the day or night that they don’t want to be disturbed. They can even add localized alerts for specific areas such as a child’s school, workplace, or a loved-one’s home.
The Leadership Brentwood team plans to saturate social and print media, and work with civic organizations and Williamson County Public Schools to bring the message to the public. The perfect measure of success for this team is to have every single household in Brentwood registered in the Citizen Alert system.
Interested parties may direct questions to Jay Evans, Assistant City Manager, at 615-371-0060, or to Dennis Jackson, Leadership Brentwood team representative, at DennisJ@worxsolution.com.
Photo: 2016 Leadership Brentwood Team meets with the City of Brentwood’s Emergency Communications staff (L to R) April Shore, 9-1-1 Telecommunicator; LB2016 Team Members-David Cripe, Pryor Manning, Cheryl Stewart, Dennis Jackson, Nancy Windley; Stephen Martini, Emergency Communications Supervisor.