National capital area first responders deploy new alert system
First responders in the nation’s capital and surrounding jurisdictions are deploying a common text alerting system for emergency communications aimed at improving communications among jurisdictions and with citizens.
The District of Columbia and suburban governments in Maryland and Virginia are using the Roam Secure Alert Network for text-based notifications, created by Roam Secure Inc., the Arlington, Va.-based company said in a press release. The system combines software, hardware and a secure server configured to support messaging among email accounts, cell phones, satellite phones, Blackberries, pagers and other devices. The system provides a common interoperable platform for text-based emergency alerting. Full Story