In the News
CAPCOG alert system helps find missing woman
Wednesday, September 26, 2012
The CAPCOG Emergency Notification System contributed to another success story recently when the City of Austin used it to help find a missing elderly woman. At least two community members responded with helpful information when residents received an automated phone call Saturday night, Sept. 22, requesting assistance in the search.
ENS is an automated phone-dialing tool that enables authorized public safety personnel in CAPCOG's 10-county region to notify residents in emergencies. Using telephone numbers and addresses maintained by the 9-1-1 system, the service is activated only when property or human life is in jeopardy. CAPCOG's Homeland Security division oversees the system, which is also used to notify emergency response groups, disaster recovery planners and other key contacts during emergencies. Residents who want to receive ENS alerts on their cellphones can register online.
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