Thousands To Receive Public Safety Alert Test Call

Every year Lincoln County tests their emergency communication platform, Nixle.  On Monday, April 10th at 1:00 P.M. officials will test Lincoln County’s Public Safety Alert System. In 2016, there were technical difficulties with the vendor that have now been resolved. Thousands of Lincoln County residents and businesses will receive an automated phone call on mobile, home and/or business phones with a recorded message regarding the test. There is no need to respond or take any action.

Throughout this year and in the past, we have seen first-hand how random natural disasters and emergency situations can strike quickly and disrupt lives. Tornadoes, missing children, floods, major road closures, infectious disease outbreaks and more have affected Lincoln County. As we reflect and look toward the future, we must realize that although these events are often unexpected, we need to be prepared for whatever comes next. The Lincoln County Public Safety Alert system allows officials to communicate directly with residents via phone call, text and/or email on topics of major importance or those daily communications and press releases that officials would like you to know about.

Agencies that participate in Nixle are the City of Troy, City of Winfield, Lincoln County Health Department, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, Lincoln County Ambulance District, Lincoln County Fire Protection District #1 and Lincoln County Emergency Management.

Residents and businesses can ensure they are registered for the Public Safety Alert System at www.nixle.com or by texting your zip code to 888777. This is a FREE service.