The intended purpose of Mass Notification Systems is to alert a large quantity of citizens in a minimal amount of time. With this system Madison County Emergency Management & Homeland Security Agency has the ability to notify citizens of important information in seconds. This system also has the capability of sending messages to users cell phones who are in a specific area and aren’t even signed up with us. Alerts can be sent out to pre-registered phones via text, email, or even audible voice and can be sent to display on local television, play on broadcast radio, digital highway info boards and more. Mass notification is a combination of software and hardware which provide the path to deliver crucial messages. Madison County currently utilizes a software system called Nixle to disburse messages in just minutes. We have several highly trained members designated to be available 24/7 and be responsible for alerting you in times of crisis.