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Columbus Officials Develop New 911 System

Last updated on Sunday, August 12, 2012

(COLUMBUS) - The city of Columbus is developing a new immediate emergency notification system that will send notifications to residents’ landline phones, cell phones, and emails.

The system, referred to as reverse 911, will send out the notifications to residents who choose to receive them when dispatchers trigger an alert, according to our partners at the Republic .

Officials say they hope to have the system up and running by this fall. The Columbus Board of Works and Safety on Tuesday approved Everbridge, an incident notification systems company, to provide the service.

Residents will not be charged to sign up or receive notification. The service will cost the county and city a combined $20,650 annually.

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