Mt. Juliet, Tenn. – Public safety officials are excited to announce the launch of MJAlert, which brings back community notifications & emergency alerts via text message back to the community. MJAlert is a free service to community members, powered by Rave / Smart911, that allows individuals to sign up for notifications sent from City authorities. MJAlert keeps residents and visitors informed on potentially hazardous situations & community information involving the police department, fire department, parks department, city government, or traffic impacts within the community. In addition, MJAlert will notify for construction blasting notifications for those who register for such messages.
“MJAlert brings us back to an alerting platform that our community loved, which was text message-based notifications,” said Police Chief James Hambrick. “Our engagement on the current app-based alerting platform has been weak, and we want to ensure our community has multiple ways to receive alerts- especially with a simple text message.”
Sign Up on the Web:
Community members can sign up for free at https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=mtjuliet to receive timely and actionable alerts via email, text, or voice message. They can also identify when and how they are alerted and communicated before, during, and after emergencies.
Sign Up by Text Message:
For a faster sign-up option, community members can simply text “MJ” to the phone number “67283” for MJAlert notifications. For construction blasting notifications, community members can text “Blast” to the phone number “67283”.
Use the Smart911 App:
Community members can also download the Smart911 app to sign up for MJAlert to receive essential information needed in an emergency. The Smart911 app provides enhanced functionality by sending targeted alerts based on the user’s location. Smart911 app users will receive the highest priority National Weather Service alerts, including tornado warnings, flash flood warnings, and severe thunderstorm warnings based on their real-time location. Download the Smart911 App on the Apple Store or Google Play or text “Smart911” to phone number “67283”.
Frequently asked questions can be answered here: https://www.mtjuliet-tn.gov/1580/MJAlert-Community-Notifications
The AtlasOne app-based alerting platform will be quickly phased out, and all community members are encouraged to sign-up for MJAlert to continue to receive alerts.