FREMONT – A new public notification system, AlertSense, was put to use in Fremont this week, as two snow emergencies were declared.
The AlertSense system automatically calls all landline phones in a predetermined geographical area, and is intended to be used for public safety notifications and to notify citizens of incidents that may have significant impacts to residents within the county. Public safety notifications include emergency weather alerts, Amber Alerts and national emergencies. Notifications may also include emergency road closures, snow emergencies, dangerous person or animal notifications, what number to call if 911 stops working, chemical spill alerts, and other health or safety related items.
The first notification was sent Sunday, February 17, and the second was sent Wednesday, February 20, to notify Fremont residents that a Snow Emergency had been declared, and notifying them to remove vehicles from emergency snow routes and side streets.
Landline phone numbers listed in the Yellow and White Pages have been automatically subscribed. Residents can register cell phone or unlisted phone numbers by going to the Dodge County Emergency Management Office webpage at https://dodgecounty.nebraska.gov/emergency-manager and clicking on the AlertSense link. You can also unsubscribe your phone number using this same link – simply click “unsubscribe” and follow the process on the proceeding page.
You can also register by downloading the free AlertSense mobile app or by texting your zip code to 38276.