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Wednesday, February 8, 2023

Scott County Emergency Management Implements Rave Mobile Safety Alert System

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According to Scott County OEM Director Keaton Davis, the Office of Emergency Management in Scott County Arkansas has a new emergency notification system in place. The RAVE Mobile Safety alert system will allow the county to send emergency notifications to the public to stay well-informed about severe weather that brings all types of warnings and watches to Scott County.

Not only can SCEM keep the public updated on severe weather but any information that could directly affect the safety and well-being of the public such as road closures, boil orders, widespread fire danger, or any other type of emergency.

Earlier in the year SCEM began to integrate this system into their dispatch center and utilize this
strong communication with the fire, EMS, and law enforcement departments. With this new
system, the county now has the ability to use IPAWS, which allows the county to not only push
notifications but also be able to notify any cell phone, computer or electronic device
connected to a tower, or WIFI. IPAWS is much like how the National Weather Service sends
notifications to our phones.

This is available to anyone that lives in Scott County, including Waldron and Mansfield. To
join you can text SCOTTAR to 77295 or download the Smart911 app available in the Apple or
Google Play Store. Message and data rates may apply.

“Our goal is to keep the public informed, prepared, and safe in any emergency,” shared Davis. “As we continue to grow, we hope to build a community and friendship with the citizens of Scott
County in the years to come”

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