Burlington County residents urged to register for new emergency notification system

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Burlington County Freeholder Ryan Peters, freeholder liaison for Public Safety, announced that the Burlington County Office of Emergency Management has switched to a new Emergency Notification system called Swift911.

“This system is a valuable tool that will be used to keep our County residents and communities informed during a crisis,” Peters said. “Our goal is to ensure that each of our municipalities and law enforcement agencies have an efficient and reliable way to communicate with our residents and businesses during an emergency.”

Peter said the county recommends that all residents visit the county’s website, www.co.burlington.nj.us, and register for alert notifications on this new system to stay informed and receive up to the minute alerts.

“It is important to remember that an emergency can happen at any time and you want to be prepared. Registering for these alerts takes less than a minute,” Peters said. “Following us on Facebook, at BurlingtonCountyNJ, or Twitter, @BurlCoNJ, are other easy ways to stay up to date with all that is going on in our County.”

Swift 911 replaces the county’s previous emergency alert system provider, CodeRed. Residents who have previously registered their contact information with CodeRed should re-register with Swift911 on the county website.