Residents, Schools, and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Critical Communications and Emergency Alerts
WAUSAU, Wisconsin, March 22, 2018 — Marathon County is working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. Marathon County will begin using Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens, schools, and businesses during emergencies and other critical events.
Marathon County will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events ranging from severe weather, active shooters, and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as press releases, crime notices, and unplanned road closures/detours caused by crashes or flooding. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information.
Marathon County is committed to public safety, community awareness and emergency response. When critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible. The Everbridge emergency notification system allows Marathon County to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most.
The Marathon County Alert System is being launched on the one-year anniversary of the shootings that occurred in Rothschild, Schofield and Weston on March 22, 2017, that took the lives of four Marathon County residents including an Everest Metro Police Officer.
Residents are encouraged to register to receive these alerts by visiting our website at www.marathoncountysheriff.org and clicking on the Marathon County Alerts logo like the one at the top of this press release, or by clicking here.