At the scene of a shocking shooting at a Newton, CT, elementary school, officials were able to reunite parents with their children with the help of a reverse 911 alert that notified parents of the shooting.
Moon Township residents can sign up at this link for the community's SwiftReach911, a reverse notification system that alerts specific people or areas of an emergency in their community.
SwiftReach911 was recently used to help find a man suffering from Alzheimer's in Moon Township, who wandered from his home.
All calls you receive from SwiftReach911 will display "Moon Township" or "Moon Township Police" in the caller ID, according to the police department's website.
Moon residents can click here to sign up for the alerts. A name, address and phone number are required.
Both the Montour School District and Moon Area School District offer Alert Now, an automated calling system designed to notify parents and guardians of everything from school closings to sudden emergencies.
Parents are encouraged to notify school districts if their phone number changes, according to both school websites.
Montour also offers the "Spartan Text" system, which will send alerts to mobile devices.
To sign up for Spartan Texts:
- Visit AlertNowSMS.com
- Enter the pin: mont10
- Complete the opt-in form
What other community resources are available for residents? Share your thoughts in the comments.