City Of Soddy Daisy Keeps Citizens Safe With Everbridge System For Citizen Alerts

Thursday, May 01, 2014

The city of Soddy Daisy is now using the Everbridge system for Citizen Alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency.  Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.

With the Everbridge system, the city of Soddy Daisy will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and in process violent crimes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms– cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more – ensuring that residents and city staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Any individual or business may self-register/opt in at no cost or fees. In addition, the city plans to use the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.

"We have a commitment to protect our citizens to from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we selected the Everbridge system,” said Commissioner Gene Shipley. “The Everbridge mass notification and interactive communication system ensures the City will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individual in the case of an emergency.” 

Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge, said, “A robust emergency notification system is a strategic system for communities that need to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently during an emergency. Everbridge is proud to have been chosen by the city of Soddy Daisy as a critical component of its emergency response plan.”

 

To sign up for emergency alerts, please visit www.soddy-daisy.org.  If you do not have a computer or access to one please call 423-332-5323 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.


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