How to Receive Public Safety Alerts from Nixle
In most areas, city officials can send emergency alerts using the nationwide mobile carriers. Amber alerts are one example that most people have experienced.
You can also opt-in to other public safety alerts that are more specific to your area. If you live somewhere prone to natural disasters, signing up for public safety alerts can help you and your family be prepared and stay informed.
Nixle is one service that the Sparrow team tested and recommends. It’s easy to use and free to receive Nixle alerts (although some carriers may charge for the data or text). Nixle has been widely adopted by over 8,000 agencies, fire and police departments, schools and hospitals.
You can sign up online, or simply text 888777 and enter your zip code in the message body.
Reply “STOP” to cancel and “HELP” for help information.
The service is provided for free by Nixle, but carrier message and data rates may apply.
Visit Nixle.com and their FAQs for additional information.