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Ridgewood emergency management to streamline alert system

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Ridgewood emergency management to streamline alert system

DECEMBER 17, 2014    LAST UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2014, 9:18 AM
BY LAURA HERZOG
STAFF WRITER |
THE RIDGEWOOD NEWS

Ridgewood will be consolidating its current SwiftReach and limited Nixle communication system into a single, expanded Nixle system.

The village currently uses three different communication platforms, and “the problem with having three different systems … is there’s no consistency over those three databases,” said Office of Emergency Management (OEM) Coordinator Jeremy Kleiman, who recommended consolidation at a Dec. 3 council work session. “The same people might not be getting [certain alerts]. It makes absolutely no sense.”

Currently, Ridgewood communicates via email blasts; the SwiftReach system, an annual contract of Ridgewood Water that provides email, text messaging and emergency notification call services; and the current Nixle system, a free but limited version of the recommended service, with which the OEM sends emails and texts.

The village’s e-notices, SwiftReach and Nixle programs have, respectively, about 3,500, 2,000 and 3,600 email addresses.

https://www.northjersey.com/news/ridgewood-oem-to-streamline-alerts-1.1160477

4 thoughts on “Ridgewood emergency management to streamline alert system

  1. We need some Smoke Signals for Dom to read .

  2. I am unaware of any text or email service-where do I sign up?
    THe town where I have a beach house uses an ‘opt-in’ text alert which works very well.

  3. I thinks there is something on the Village Web Site #2 Works well.


  4. Anonymous:

    I thinks there is something on the Village Web Site #2 Works well.

    thanks ill take a look

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