To help keep the public safe and informed during community-wide emergencies, local police and fire alerts from Nixle are now integrated into Google's Public Alerts platform, a service that delivers relevant emergency information across Google Search, Google Maps, and Google Now. This partnership will provide the public with accurate safety information when and where it matters most, helping to increase communications between local authorities and their residents.
Together, Nixle and Google's Crisis Response team will use the power of web and open data standards to make this information more widely available.
Public safety agencies interested in learning more about this partnership and its benefits can visit www.nixle.com/google. Residents can subscribe to receive Nixle alerts directly to their cell phones and emails by simply texting their zip code to 888777, or by also visiting www.nixle.com/google.