On September 30, 2014, Washington State’s King County announced that it had upgraded its countywide public information and notification system to help keep its citizens informed about severe weather, epidemics, terrorist activities and other emergencies. The King County Office of Emergency Management asked AlertSense to administer the newly upgraded emergency mass notification system.
According to King County, the upgraded Regional Public Information and Notification (RPIN) system is a free mass notification system. The public can sign up and can then receive notifications during emergencies. King County has used other parts of the AlertSense system for years to communicate regional news alerts and information.
“We are extremely proud to have been selected by King County to help design and upgrade its new RPIN system, “ said Von Hansen, President and CEO of Alert Sense. “The new and improved RPIN helps makes it easier for King County to help residents receive and customize both voice and text alerts via e-mail, cell phone, and landline,” added Hansen.
According to King County, the new and improved system is easier to use and the information provided by subscribers is private and never shared or used for other purposes. For example, all the public needs to do is go to the King County RPIN website and register with their e-mail and phone number. The subscriber can then customize the type of alerts and geographical areas for which they wish to receive notifications. In addition, subscribers can modify the information they provide or unsubscribe at any time. For more information or to subscribe, go to www.kingcounty.gov/RPIN.
AlertSense is an award winning emergency mass notification provider based in Boise, Idaho. The AlertSense platform helps public entities, private businesses, and other organizations notify their citizens, employees, and others about emergencies near or on their properties or areas of influence. With customers from coast to coast, AlertSense provides fast, dedicated, and reliable service to states, counties, cities, utilities, schools and more.