Archer County residents now have access to a new and improved emergency notification system. The county is using a system called I-Info for mass notification.
The system is effective as of now and the county has already done some testing. The I-Info system is newer, faster, more efficient and replacing the old notification system.
Archer County is among many other counties using the I-Info system. It offers credentialing, monitoring capabilities and now a mass notification program.
Archer County officials said it has taken about a year to work out all the kinks. Now residents are encouraged to sign up and get their information in the data base.
Kelly DeSautel, Emergency Management Coordinator, said, "It's going to give at least a 15 to 20 minuet head start to the citizens. They can start preparing and start getting their action plan in place." DeSautel added, "Families can now be safe in the event of any kind of incident that happens."
Archer County officials said NorTex was able to provide the I-Info system free of charge through a Homeland Security grant.
County officials encourage everyone to register free of charge. You can choose which notifications are sent to you, as well as where it's sent. I-Info can contact you by email, text message, phone, or fax.
Archer, Clay, Montague, Jack , Young, and Baylor counties all have the I-Info mass notification system.
Newschannel 6 reached out to Wichita County. Officials said they do use I-Info for issuing credentials, but will continue to use Code Red for their notification system.
Click Here to sign up on I-Info.