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Sangamon County Announces New Messaging Alert System

Sangamon County Announces New Messaging Alert System

Press Conference: Wednesday, September 23rd at 2:00 P.M.

Following a thorough evaluation and review of alert systems, Sangamon County has implemented Sangamon Alert Messaging (SAM), a high-speed emergency mass notification service provided by OnSolve, LLC. The SAM system will serve as the backbone of the County's emergency communication outreach to both residents and staff. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails, and posts to social media channels to inform residents how to better protect life and property.

Sangamon Alert Messaging (SAM) will be used in emergency or time-sensitive situations to keep residents informed. We might use SAM in situations such as Severe Weather, evacuation notices, floods, boil water notices, criminal activity, and missing persons/children.

SAM will allow County officials to effectively communicate time-sensitive messages using the SAM's robust dialing infrastructure that is entirely managed by its parent company, OnSolve. This access will enable calls to be delivered seconds after public safety officials launch a message. Additionally, the County will have the ability to better target notifications geographically, only notifying those community members impacted by an alert.

Registering for SAM is 100% FREE and simple. Residents can customize their alert preferences and choose to receive alerts via phone call, text, and/or email. Residents can sign up for SAM here or by visiting the Sangamon County web page.

Contact information accessed through SAM will only be used by Public Safety Officials for emergency notification purposes. Your information will not be shared or sold.

What:Sangamon Alert Messaging Announcement

Who:
Sangamon County Sheriff, Jack Campbell
District 186 Superintendent Jennifer Gill
Sangamon County OEM Director Bill Lee
Tom Rader, Regional Leadership Council and Riverton Village President.
Craig Bangert, Chief of Sherman PD
Phil Schumer, Chief of Chatham FPD
Tiffany Matthews, Chief of Dawson FPD
Kevin Kesselring, Chief of Pleasant Plains PD
Kaleb Johnson, Chief of Rochester PD

When: Wednesday, September 23 at 2:00 P.M.

Where: Sangamon County Department of Public Health, 2833 S Grand Ave E, Springfield, IL 62703 *Temperatures will be taken when entering the building; masks
will be required.

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