Last updated: July 25. 2014 11:57PM - 837 Views
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Pictured are, front row, from left: Commissioner Harold Montgomery, Commission Vice President Brent Saunders, Commission President David Smith; back row, from left: Deputy Director Gallia County 911 Keith Wilson, Gallia County 911/EMA Director Sherry Daines, Deputy Director Gallia County EMA Tim Miller.
Pictured are, front row, from left: Commissioner Harold Montgomery, Commission Vice President Brent Saunders, Commission President David Smith; back row, from left: Deputy Director Gallia County 911 Keith Wilson, Gallia County 911/EMA Director Sherry Daines, Deputy Director Gallia County EMA Tim Miller.
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GALLIPOLIS — The Gallia County Commissioners, in coordination with the Gallia County Emergency Management Agency and Gallia County Local Emergency Planning Committee, are preparing to launch a new emergency notification system.


The new mass notification system, powered by Everbridge, will allow Gallia County emergency officials to send messages to residents about situations as they happen across multiple devices, including home phones, iPhones or Android devices, email, etc.


On Thursday, officials reported that the new systems will be designed to keep the public informed before, during and after events that could put them in harm’s way.


“The county commissioners continue to strive to improve safety for the residents of Gallia County,” Gallia County Commissioner Harold Montgomery said. “This system will allow us to advise our residents of approaching danger and keep residents informed should an event occur.”


Officials are in the beginning stages of organizing and implementing this new notification system and, according Gallia County 911 and EMA Director Sherry Daines, residents should be able to sign up for the service later this year.


“The safety of the public is our primary concern, and we are proud to able to offer this service to the citizens of Gallia County,” Daines said.


Additional information on this new system will be announced in the Gallipolis Daily Tribune as it is made available by officials. Information on the implementation of the system will also reportedly be announced through www.gallianet.net and the Gallia County LEPC’s Facebook page.


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