HAZMAT Training Helps Fire Department and Residents Stay Safe

A simulated HAZMAT leak is an important exercise for the Midland Fire Department. Countless industries in the area use chemicals that can be harmful and the Fire Department is making sure they are ready for anything. If a leak does happen, the city is ready to send out alerts via Nixle to their residents and advise them on what to do in this situation.

Alerts Notify Drivers when Bridges ‘Open’

Openings happen once a day on average on the Tacony-Palmyra Bridge, and a little more than five times a week on the Burlington-Bristol Bridge. The Burlington County Bridge Commission uses Nixle, a national text-and-e-mail notification system also used by many police departments and public safety agencies, to alert motorists to imminent openings.

Residents Alerted of Water Main Break

When a water main broke in Fort Lee, many schools and camps were forced to close. Residents were able to reach residents through Nixle to alert them of what had happened and further progress.

Police Department Warns Residents of Scam

After residents receive phone calls from people claiming to be from the IRS, they contacted the Hasbrouck Police Departments to receive more information. As a Nixle user, the police department responded by sending out a Nixle message to let their residents know about the scam and that the FBI has been alerted.

Freeport Police Praise Use of E-Alert in Recent Storm

Police were among the first officials issuing warnings to residents when severe stormsnarrowly missed the Freeport area last week. Residents who subscribe to Freeport Police Department alerts received a text message, email or both, explaining the weather outlook and urging caution. The agency started posting on the Nixle.com in 2010; it has about 200 Freeport-area subscribers.

 

Nixle Being Used by US Coast Guard for Bar Reports in Oregon

The US Coast Guard in Oregon has begun using Nixle to inform boaters of conditions at the Umpqua River bar. Prior to the implementation of Nixle, boaters would have to call the Coast Guard office multiple times a day in order to figure out what the conditions were going to be at the bar.  Now, boaters can use Nixle to subscribe to the Coast Guard’s bar report and receive a notification whenever the Coast Guard updates the bar conditions.

Criteria Not Met For Amber Alert in Search For Missing Girl

After a number of factors were not met in order to send out an amber alert for a missing girl, St Joseph PD sent out a Nixle alert to search for the missing girl. She was found about an hour later at the home of a family friend.

Missing Person At Risk Located By Nixle User

The Oakland Police Department wanted to share with the community the power of information sharing and community networking. The Berkeley Police Department requested assistance from OPD in locating a missing person at risk. They sent out a NIXLE Alert to their community members in the targeted area. Shortly after sending the NIXLE Alert, a subscriber, who was enjoying an evening walk received the alert and realized the missing man had just walked past her. She immediately contacted the Berkeley Police Department and the at risk man was found safe.

Missing Child Alert

The Township of Hamilton Police were able to locate the missing child thanks to an alert driver who received a Nixle alert and spotted the child. The citizen then called police and directed them to his location where he was found to be unharmed and then reunited with his family.

Critically Missing Person Located

A critically missing 17-year-old male with autism who was reported missing yesterday evening from a southwest San Angelo neighborhood was located safe last night. After an initial search of the area by several patrol units and civilians, San Angelo Police issued a community-wide Nixle alert that included a picture of the male. The alert was sent to Nixle subscribers via cell phone text message, email, and to social media outlets. After a short time in the area, a couple reported seeing someone wearing a yellow shirt [described in the Nixle alert] enter the back yard of a residence near Honeysuckle Lane. The couple also alerted a nearby officer who in turn followed Morgan and confirmed his return to the residence.