Kentucky State Police Support New Alert System to Notify Residents During Emergencies
Residents Encouraged to Sign Up for the Free Service and Stay Informed of Potentially Hazardous Situations
Date of News Release: 1/06/2017
Campbellsburg, KY (January 6, 2017) – Public safety officials in the counties of Henry, Owen, and Trimble (HOT) are excited to announce that H.O.T. Alert, a service of Smart911, is now available to all residents. H.O.T. Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. H.O.T. Alert keeps residents and travelers informed of potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.
“This new H.O.T. Alert system enables us to notify the community in real time,’ said Rebecca Mills, Communications Supervisor for Kentucky State Police Campbellsburg. “This service allows for critical communication with the public and provides individuals with the information needed to stay safe or take precautions during emergencies”
H.O.T. Alert, a service of Smart911, enables residents and travelers to Henry, Owen, and Trimble Counties to sign up for free at www.HOTalerts.org to receive timely and actionable emergency alerts via email, text, or voice messages on their cell phones and landlines. Residents can also identify when and how they are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies.
“Residents may have signed up for our pervious alert system, Code Red. A few months ago the 911 board for Henry, Owen and Trimble Counties made the decision to replace our old service with HOT Alerts. The number one reason we switched systems was cost. The new system is more cost effective and more user friendly. I would like to stress to all residents that you have to sign up for the new system. Especially if you’ve changed numbers or no longer have a landline.” said Rebecca Mills.
Citizens of these Counties are encouraged to sign up for H.O.T. Alert and input their information and notification preferences today on the secure Smart911 online system. Their information will immediately be available to 9-1-1 for use in sending them emergency notifications. H.O.T. Alert is private, secure, and is only used for emergency situations to inform the community.
For more information or assistance with signing up in Owen or Trimble Counties please contact your local County Judge Executive’s Office. Henry County residents please contact 1-502-465-3052. Don’t forget to visit www.HOTalerts.org