New Emergency Alert System Deployed To Grafton

  By Richard Price/The Grafton Villager Grafton—What if a flash rainstorm floods out a road, or an Amber Alert needs to reach persons in a certain area quickly? Emergencies happen swiftly and getting the word out to protect innocent people is critical to police and fire personnel. According to the Worcester County Sheriff’s Office, a big […]

Worcester County Sheriff replaces Reverse 911 with free app

By Matt Tota/Daily News staff Milford Daily News WEST BOYLSTON —The Worcester County Sheriff’s office has adopted a new emergency alert system that, at the click of a mouse, can send warning messages to all smartphones in a targeted area. Ping4alerts!, a free app created by the New Hampshire-based mobile communication company, Ping4 Inc., replaces […]

Worcester Sheriff encourages community to sign up for ‘Ping 4’ alert system

(NECN: Mike Cronin) – When the bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon back in April, panic and chaos ensued. It’s just one example of how quickly an event can turn into a public safety emergency. For law enforcement or other officials, getting information out to the public as quickly as […]

Sheriff replaces Reverse 911 system with smartphone alerts

By Linda Bock TELEGRAM & GAZETTE STAFF WEST BOYLSTON —  Grab your smartphone, there’s a new app in town. Worcester County Sheriff Lewis G. Evangelidis recently replaced the Reverse 911 notification system with what he said is a much speedier and more efficient public safety notification system called Ping4alerts. The mobile alert communications system was […]