City of Rogers introduces new public alert warning system

KNWA

Whether it’s a tornado or a car crash, the Rogers City Council has approved a policy that allows the fire department to send emergency alerts to cellphones in the region. 

The council approved the use of the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) on Tuesday, May 14. 

This is the most effective way to get information out to people, according to Rogers Fire Chief Tom Jenkins. 

“We can still get real-time information in the hands of those who live here, work here, travel through here, and use that cellular network,” Cheif Jenkins said.

IPAWS is automatically on all cellular devices so everyone can get alerts. 

So far, the Rogers police and fire department haven’t used it yet. 

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