Greenfield Alert is a free service that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from state and local authorities. Greenfield Alert keeps residents and travelers informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic and other emergencies. The system, powered by Smart911, will also allow residents to op-in and receive other communications such as DPW notifications, and Winter Parking Bans.
Greenfield Alert enables residents and travelers to receive timely and actionable emergency alerts via email, text or voice message on their cell phones. They can also identify when and how they are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies. Residents may also sign up to receive emergency notifications by texting Greenfield to 67283 on any cell phone.
What is Greenfield Alert?
Greenfield Alert is the City of Greenfield’s official emergency alert and notification system. This system is used to send alerts to the public during emergencies. Greenfield Alert is a free service that allows you to sign up online to receive customized alerts via text message, email, and voice message.
In addition to emergency alerts, you can also choose to receive customizable community notifications. These include notifications about severe weather, safety, health, utility disruptions, major traffic incidents, and more. This service is provided by the City of Greenfield at no cost to the public; however, message and data rates may apply.
Why should I sign-up for Greenfield Alert?
When emergencies happen, you’ll be alerted. The City of Greenfield uses Greenfield Alert to send official, real-time alerts to the public with information about potentially life-saving actions they may need to take to keep themselves and their families safe. By signing up for Greenfield Alert, you are taking a large step toward improving your personal safety.
How does it work?
When an emergency occurs that meets the criteria for sending out an alert to the public, Greenfield’s emergency officials will gather the necessary information and push out an alert to the affected area. Alerts can be sent out city-wide to everyone who has opted-in to the system, or to a specific area or neighborhood for more localized events.
How much does it cost?
This service is provided by the City of Greenfield at no cost to the public; however, message and data rates may apply depending on your provider and phone services.
Can you guarantee that I will receive notification if I register?
While Greenfield Alert is an excellent system, we cannot guarantee that you will receive notification in all cases. Disasters and emergencies are chaotic and unpredictable, and notification is dependent on external providers such as your wireless carrier or email delivery service outside Greenfield’s control. Greenfield Alert will use several means of communications to try to ensure that should any one communications method, technology, or delivery option be unavailable to reach residents, other methods will be used to improve the likelihood that citizens will see the message.
Privacy and Contact Information
Will my information be disclosed or shared?
No, your information is private and will not be used or distributed in any manner. The information that you provide is exempt from public disclosure and will be used for emergency purposes only.
What precautions are taken to protect personal contact information stored in the Greenfield Alert?
Personal information provided to Greenfield Alert is private and only used to notify you for official City of Greenfield communications and to support Greenfield’s emergency services.
Your information is not used for marketing purposes and will not be sold to telemarketers or data-mining organizations. A variety of “opt-in” mechanisms are available to ensure you are getting just the messages you want to receive, delivered via the devices and communications modes that you choose.
Greenfield Alert is powered by Smart911 and utilizes the highest standards in physical and computer security technologies. Smart911 conducts regular audits to ensure all information is kept secure. Privacy policies are also outlined in the Terms and Conditions you review when you sign up to receive Greenfield Alert notifications.
How do I sign-up for Greenfield Alert?
Signing up for Greenfield Alert is easy! Click here and register your contact information or update your existing information.
Who can sign-up for Greenfield Alert?
Greenfield Alerts is available to anyone. You can register any address - home location, work location, or any other location you care about.
Will I receive alerts if I don’t sign-up?
City of Greenfield residents who have a landline phone may receive alerts. However, there are strict rules governing when City of Greenfield can use this contact information to send out an alert. Only extremely critical alerts containing potentially life-saving information will be sent. In order to ensure that you are able to get all emergency alerts we recommend that you sign-up for Greenfield Alert online. If you do not sign-up and register your contact information, you will not receive alerts on your preferred devices, and may miss out on receiving important safety information.
I don’t own a computer – who can help me sign-up for Greenfield Alert?
You can visit the Greenfield Library to sign up online for Greenfield Alert.
What types of alerts will I receive?
Emergency alerts are sent 24/7 when there is an immediate threat to life and/or property. In addition to emergency alerts, you can also choose to receive customizable community notifications. These include:
- Safety risks
- Health risks
- Transportation disruption
- Special event information
- Test messages
Can I call the alert phone number back or reply back to the email?
You are not able to reply to texts or emails sent by Greenfield Alert. Voice messages provide a dial-back number to replay an alert message.
When will I start receiving alerts?
Once you have signed up online and confirmed your contact information within the system, you will begin receiving alerts.
Posted: Thu, Jun 28, 2018 12:46 PM
Updated Fri, Jun 29, 2018 12:00 AM