Stutsman, Barnes, Richland Counties Moving to Everbridge Notification System

 

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N.D. (NewsDakota.com) – Stutsman, Barnes, and Richland counties entered into an agreement for the CodeRED Emergency notification system roughly 5 years ago and are now looking to move on.

Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist told the Stutsman County Commission Tuesday that he was seeking permission for Stutsman County to move on to the Everbridge Mass Notification System.

The system is used to notify residents of the county regarding severe weather announcements and emergency events through phone, e-mail, fax, text and other mediums.

Bergquist reported that there were several reason they wanted to switch to Everbridge.

Bergquist said that Everbridge was easier to use from a dispatch perspective and was much more aligned to technological improvements. A one time $8,000 training course would be held in January with the cost of the course being covered by all three counties.

Bergquist said this would allow them to get used to the system before it goes live.

The county commission unanimously approved.


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