Beginning October 1, 2012, The City of Frederick will replace the Nixle citizen alert system with “Alert Frederick County” a citizen alert system managed through Frederick County’s Division of Emergency Management.
CONTACT: Susan Harding, Public Information Officer, 301-600-1385
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday September 5, 2012
The City of Frederick Scheduled to Replace Nixle with “Alert Frederick County”
Frederick -- Beginning October 1, 2012, The City of Frederick will replace the Nixle citizen alert system with “Alert Frederick County” a citizen alert system managed through Frederick County’s Division of Emergency Management. “Alert Frederick County” is a countywide safe, secure and free emergency alert system.
Citizens currently registered with Nixle, will have to sign up with “Alert Frederick County” to continue to receive notifications from The City of Frederick as well as Frederick Police Advisories, Severe Weather Alerts and Emergency Notifications.
“I highly encourage all citizens of The City of Frederick to sign up to receive messages from “Alert Frederick County”. A safe, secure and free tool, “Alert Frederick County” allows you to stay connected with your community and receive rapidly communicated critical information when necessary. Severe weather warnings, City of Frederick media releases, major police activity, and community news can be received in real time,” said Mayor Randy McClement.
To sign up to receive emergency alerts, severe weather and City of Frederick specific police advisories and community messages, visit www.frederickcountymd.gov/alerts and follow the instructions on the County website by clicking on the “Citizen Alert Notification Sign Up” icon or visit The City of Frederick website at www.cityoffrederick.com, and click on Alert Frederick County found on the left side of the homepage. Citizens that opt into the system can select what type of community alerts they wish to receive and designate which devices receive the alerts.
If you have questions when signing up for “Frederick County Alert”, please contact Frederick County Emergency Management at 301-600-1746 or The City of Frederick AV Department at 301-600-3889 and someone will assist you.