|For Immediate Release
January 5, 2015
|For more information contact:
Michael D. Todd, DOS PIO
O: (603) 223-3641; C: (603) 892-8196
New Hampshire Department of Safety Launches Free Emergency Alert Mobile App
NHDOS Can Now Send Location Specific Warnings to Anyone with the App
CONCORD, NH – The New Hampshire Department of Safety announced Monday the launch of its NH Alerts mobile app, a free tool that notifies users of hazards in the area based upon cellphone location. The NH Alerts app was developed by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management with federal grants.
"The NH Alerts app takes emergency notification to the next level," State Homeland Security and Emergency Management Director Perry Plummer said. "Anyone with the NH Alerts app on their phone will know about safety issues in their area, from accidents and road closures, to hazardous weather and active shooters. We can now send messages directly to those people who are in the path of danger. I strongly encourage everyone to download this app."
The NH Alerts app provides warnings via an audible alert. The types of alerts received are completely customizable allowing the user to determine the frequency with which warnings are received. The NH Alerts app works with iPhone® and Android™ cellphones and is currently available via links on ReadyNH.gov. The NH Alerts app is free to anyone including visitors from other states.