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The Hunterdon County Department of Public Safety and Health Services has announced that a dedicated FACEBOOK page is available as another venue for citizens to be informed.
“We have many goals and one is to keep our citizens informed of events and emergencies as quickly as possible with as many avenues available to ensure redundancy.” said Brayden Fahey, emergency management coordinator. “When it comes to communications, dissemination of accurate information is vital.”
The County is in the process of implementing various methods of communicating with residents. In addition to social media, the department also utilizes a reverse 911 product that can notify residents via home phone, cell phone, text messaging and email. http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/rapidnotify-new1.html. Additionally, residents with special needs can register at http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/health/notices/2010/Register_Ready.htm.
“The addition of social media adds depth to the services we provide.” Said George F. Wagner, director of public safety. “We need to keep our residents informed as effectively and efficiently as possible especially during emergency events where time is of the essence.”
To learn more about the county’s Department of Public Safety and Health Services see http://www.co.hunterdon.nj.us/911.html.
To like us on FACEBOOK: http://www.facebook.com/HunterdonCountyDOP.