USAG-HI uses multiple emergency alert systems

| September 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Lacey Justinger
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs
WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — If there is an emergency situation on post, do you know where to go to get more information?
U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii has a variety of options for Soldiers, families and Department of the Army civilians to obtain updated information, as it becomes available.
Alert systems will overlap to ensure the impacted audience receives the emergency and safety messages.
Alerts for on-post personnel — anyone who lives or works on any Army installation on Oahu — may include man-made or natural threats, disasters and hazards; traffic accidents causing gate or road closures; and unscheduled power and water outages.
Messages may include actions to take, if any, like to shelter in place, evacuate, avoid the area or contact the military police with or for more
information.
“Ensuring community safety is a top priority,” said Col. Richard Fromm, commander, USAG-HI. “If there is an incident that individuals need to be aware of to maintain their safety or to take immediate action, we will communicate that situation as soon as information is
available.
“Personnel should follow official directions, like shelter in place, evacuate or avoid the area, without hesitation or question,” he said.

On-Post Alerts  
Individuals should visit either www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil or www.hawaiiarmyweekly.com, and click on the link on the right side of the screen titled “On-Post Alerts,” which has a photo of a red warning light.
Alerts posted in this venue will contain information about unscheduled power or water outages, and dangerous or emergency situations on the installation.
Nixle
Nixle is a free-to-use system where users opt in to receive texts or emails about situations on post from “U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Emergency Response.”
“Alerts” are for emergency situations and “advisories” are for incidents like gate impacts.
To sign up, do one of the following:
•Visit www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil, fill
out the form and click submit.
•Visit www.nixle.com. Add 96857 as the zip code of alerts you would like to receive.
•Text 96857 to 888777.
Alerts are at http://local. nixle.com/us-army-garrison-hawaii-emergency-response.
Social Media
Several official social media outlets are used to share USAG-HI messages during emergency situations and unscheduled events like closures and outages:
•USAG’s Facebook and Twitter accounts, at www.facebook.com/usaghawaii and www.twitter.com/usaghawaii;
•Directorate of Emergency Services, at www.facebook.com/DES.USAG.HI and www.twitter.com/USAG_HI_DES; and
•Island Palm Communities, at www.facebook.com/islandpalmcommunities.
Additional Measures
Depending on the situation, additional venues may be employed to alert and advise on-post personnel, like Military Police patrols, emails, the “Big Voice” at Schofield, Wheeler and Fort Shafter, and IPC’s CAllMax phone system.
•Military police patrolling the installation with megaphones or using physical measures like road blocks;
•Community bulletins released from the garrison via email and also posted on www.garrison.hawaii.army.mil/command/documents.htm?tab=7, during normal business hours;
•Big Voice loud speakers in place throughout Schofield Barracks, Wheeler Army Airfield and Fort Shafter;
•Elevated Force Protection Conditions or denial barriers in place at the gates; and
•IPC’s CallMax phone system and email lists.

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