ALERT HC—MASS NOTIFICATION AND WARNING SYSTEM
Alert Hamilton County (Alert HC) and Smart911 are a joined effort to both notify residents, visitors, and those who work in Hamilton County of emergency situations and other important information, as well as provide an opportunity to create a Safety Profile that can save vital response time during an emergency. With Alert HC, users are able to choose from more than 42 different alerts they may wish to be notified about to keep themselves and their families safe. This system is completely customizable and allows users to choose which alerts they want to receive and how they want to receive them. Alert Hamilton County can notify users via text message, and email, with phone call notification available for the following alerts: Civil Emergency Message, Civil Danger Warning, Evacuation Immediate, Shelter In Place, Tornado Warning, Flash Flood Warning, Flood Warning, and Municipal Alerts.
Alert Hamilton County is paired with a system called “Smart911,” which allows your important information to be shared with 9-1-1 call takers and first responders during an emergency. With Smart911, both 9-1-1 call takers and first responders can know exactly what you want them to know during any kind of emergency. You can add vital information, such as information about members of your household, medical details, disabilities and equipment, address and property details, as well as emergency contact information and communication preferences.
This notification system is only intended for those who live or work in Hamilton County. By signing up for Alert Hamilton County, you also authorize your jurisdiction to send you messages regarding local emergencies and other municipal alerts. The following jurisdictions have partnered with Hamilton County in order to send local alerts to their respective residents: Anderson Township, Colerain Township, Village of Glendale, Village of Evendale, the City of Reading, Harrison Township, and the City of Harrison.
Smart911 is only available to dispatchers in communities that subscribe to the Smart911 system. Although the Smart911 technology is a nationwide system, only those communications centers that have subscribed to the system will be able to receive your information when a registered phone number dials 9-1-1. To find Smart911 services in a specific area, please visit: www.smart911.com.