To sign-up for emergency notifications, go to www.hyper-reach.com/saratogasignup.html
Ballston Spa – Saratoga County Supervisor Matthew Veitch (R-Saratoga Springs) announced today that residents are now able to add cellular phone numbers and e-mail addresses into the County’s Emergency Notification service. Veitch, who chaired the sub-committee of the Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee charged with overseeing this project, said that the County’s Office of Emergency Services, the County Sheriff’s Office, and each municipality within Saratoga County, now have the ability to notify residents via mobile phone and e-mail in case of an emergency or with important community alerts. Residents’ home phone numbers (land lines) have been automatically registered in the emergency notification system and do not need to be entered during sign-up.
To sign-up for this service, residents must go to www.hyper-reach.com/saratogasignup.html
and enter the required information. Veitch said that “This service will add greatly to the County’s ability to reach residents in the event of an emergency. Many County residents are transitioning to using cell phones instead of land lines, so this option will ensure that we are reaching as many residents as possible.” Veitch also thanked Paul Lent, Director of the County’s Office of Emergency Services, as well as sub-committee members, Supervisor Preston L. Jenkins, Jr. (D-Moreau) and Supervisor Mo Wright (R-Hadley), for their work while this project came to fruition. Supervisor Mindy Wormuth (R-Halfmoon), chair of the Board’s Public Safety Committee, also expressed her appreciation, saying that “The safety of our residents is of utmost priority to the Board of Supervisors. This project is an example of proactively planning for future safety needs and I am thankful to all who worked hard to ensure that this service is available.”
Board of Supervisors Chairman Thomas N. Wood, III (R-Saratoga) said “The County continues to see how advances in technology affect the lives of our residents. We will continue to anticipate and respond to these changes so that we are providing efficient and effective services.”
Any questions about the notification system can be directed to the Office of Emergency Services at (518) 885-2243. A link to the sign-up is also available on the Emergency Services page
on the County’s web site.