Published DateGILMANTON — The Gilmanton Fire Department is now utilizing a new communications service that allows it to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.
Fire Chief Paul J. Hempel says the Nixle Community Information Service allows the department to create and publish messages to be delivered to subscribed residents instantly via cell phone text message and/or email. Notifications can also be accessed online at Nixle's web site at www.nixle.com.
Messages may include alerts about impending weather conditions, large scheduled or emergency events as well as other relevant safety and community event information.
Chief Hempel hopes that the residents of the Town of Gilmanton will utilize this service. "This is a free, yet valuable service that we can provide to our residents to keep them notified about emergency or routine issues that may affect them."
The messages can be sent specifically to residents registered within a ¼ mile radius, giving them the opportunity to receive trustworthy information relevant only to their neighborhood. Residents decide from which local agencies they want to receive information. Subscribers can also choose the way in which alerts are received, whether it is by email, text message, or over the web.
Residents of the Town of Gilmanton and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com.