smart 911HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (8/8/19) — Hopkins County Fiscal Court will discontinue the use of the Code Red alert system effective Sept. 1.

Hopkins County has launched a new program geared toward public safety, which is utilized by several agencies across the country.

Officials are implementing emergency notification system “Smart 911,” which allows residents to customize alerts in their profiles including information about missing adults or runaway/missing juveniles, boil water advisories, weather, road closings and more.

Hopkins countians can enter a variety of possible life-saving information for family members and pets in households to allow first responding agencies access in the event of emergencies.

Madisonville-Hopkins County Central Dispatch reports residents can register today by visiting www.smart911.com.

Alerts can be received in preferred languages, according to the website, by following the prompts.

Residents can choose to receive selected alerts via text, voice, email or all methods of communications. Those enrolled can also choose to upload a photo of each member of the family and list medical conditions. There are options to list gas and water shutoff locations, fire hydrant locations and other details to help first responders assist.

Smart 911 profiles can be shared to emergency managers to strengthen plans to respond in the event of natural disasters or other emergencies.

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