SAVING MINUTES LINK - http://www.medinacountysavingminutes.com
Saving Minutes is a software program for Medina County's special/functional needs population that may include those on respiratory devices and those individuals with disabilities. These individuals would be unable to evacuate their home without assistance or they are reliable on a life saving medical device that requires power if such an emergency requires them to shelter-in-place. If you are an individual or have a family member with special needs please visit the website above and sign up. This gives first responders the ability to find these citizens in a more timely manner during a disaster or emergency!
MEDINA COUNTY MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
**Follow the URL below to sign up for Medina County's Emergency Alert System**
**The citizen sign-up page has recently been updated. When you sign in, your current username will be in all lowercase letters and you will be prompted to change your password. If you never log-in to the new system, you will still receive message as you have before.
Medina County continues to implement the County Mass Notification System provided by Everbridge, which is one of the leading emergency notification system providers. Recently, we have updated the Everbridge Mass Notification for Citizen Alerts that is able to notify the residents of Medina County (to include city, township, and villages) about fires, flooding, hazardous material spills, lost persons or Amber Alerts, utility outages and so on. Messages can still be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents and County staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens and businesses listed in the County’s white pages directory that have land-line phones have been automatically subscribed to alerts by phone. Citizens and businesses may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. This system is free to use and you may change your preferences as often as you like. The updated system will accept your username in all lowercase letters and your current password, however, the first time you log in you will be prompted to change your password.
"The jurisdictions within Medina County are working together to protect our citizens from danger that can threaten our communities. The ability to reach as many residents as possible using multiple tools during an emergency to warn them and provide guidance is our goal as community partners; Everbridge Mass Notification for Citizen Alerts is one of those tools,” said Christina Fozio, Director of the Medina County Emergency Management Agency. “The Everbridge emergency notification system is another way to be able to assist residents on how to react accurately and efficiently in a natural disaster or other crisis.”
**If you are unable to sign up due to a disability please call the Medina County Emergency Management Agency at
330-722-9240 between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm and we will be more than happy to sign you up over the phone.**
Download an informational brochure here: Citizen Sign-Up
We will use this tool to contact you during emergency events. In some cases, you may receive a combination of email, voice, and text (SMS) messages, depending on how you sign up. Each message will have an introduction, main content, and a confirmation component lasting no longer than 45 seconds. When received, please follow the instructions to confirm receipt of the message. If you feel as though you have been mistakenly contacted (ex. you do not live in that jurisdiction, you did not sign up for that alert) please check your citizen sign up page first to make sure all your information is correct. If you still have questions, please call the Medina County Emergency Management Agency as there are circumstances this may happen.
How Do I Respond?
**Please do not re-dial the caller ID number unless prompted to do so. If you have questions, please call the agency or jurisdiction where the message was originated during normal work hours. You may want to save the caller ID so you know what it is on future alerts.**
See Contact Us.
Medina County Emergency Management Agency
555 Independence Drive
Medina Ohio 44256
330.722.9240 office 330.764.8455 fax
Last updated: February 2014