|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 20, 2013
|Contact: Deputy State Fire Marshal Robert B. Farley, CFI
NH State Fire Marshal's Office
Concord, NH, 03305
NH State Fire Marshal's Office unveils NIXLE
CONCORD, NH – NH State Fire Marshal, J. William Degnan, announced that his agency will utilize a new communications service that allows his agency to send important, valuable community information directly to residents using the latest technology.
The Nixle Community Information Service allows the State Fire Marshal's Office 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 critical alerts and warnings as well as other relevant safety and community event information.
"It is important to share critical information with our citizens as soon as possible," said Degnan,"and this system allows us to send a single message out to thousands of people quickly via a number of different outlets."
The service is secure, reliable and easy to use for the division of Fire Safety.
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.
Nixle builds on the foundations of other public-to-public communication services, such as Twitter, Facebook, and MySpace, but adds a key component: security. When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
Residents of the State of New Hampshire and those in neighboring communities can immediately begin receiving pertinent information via text message, email, and web by registering at www.nixle.com.
We are very excited to have you experience it for yourself.
Nixle is a community information service provider built exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that connects municipal agencies and community organizations to residents in real time, delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), through e-mails and via Web access. Nixle has secured a partnership with Nlets (the International Justice and Public Safety Network), allowing local police departments nationwide to send immediate alerts and advisories. For more information, visit www.nixle.com.