OAK RIDGE, Tenn. (WATE) – A change is coming to how residents are notified of emergencies in Roane County and from the East Tennessee Technology Park.
The Dept. of Energy’s Emergency Response is transitioning to the new emergency notification system, since the current siren system is out of date, replacing it with Roane County’s Hyper-reach notifications – by which residents can choose to be notified via texts, phone calls, or emails if an emergency arises.
“DOE and UCOR saw the opportunity to piggyback on what we do – it benefits Roane County because we get the word out to more citizens to get you to sign up,” said Roane County’s Director of Emergency Services, Tim Suter.
“Anybody in Roane County can sign up for this, the UCOR DOE project that we’re working with, we target that sector K, that map grid around the old K-25 or ETTP site. That’s the target of this but the county gets the benefit of we’re reaching all of our citizens with the word of this program.”
“Our mission is environmental cleanup and restoration and that includes tear down of old facilities that were used during the World War efforts, some of that also includes environmental contamination removal, so all of that is part of our mission and our charge from the department of energy,” said UCOR’s Manager of Safety Systems and Services, Clint Wolfley.
To receive emergency notifications, residents must sign up for Roane County’s Hyper-Reach notification system: Click here to register.