Bayonne unveils new, free ‘Bay911’ emergency alerts system for community members


The City of Bayonne has unveiled a new, free “Bay911” emergency alerts system for community members, replacing the previous “SwiftReach911” system.

By John Heinis/Hudson County View

“Bay911 strengthens Bayonne officials’ ability to communicate with residents when it matters most,” Bayonne Office of Emergency Management Coordinator Junior Ferrante said in a statement.

“This service allows for critical communication with the public and provides individuals with the information needed to stay safe or take precautions during hazardous or emergency situations.”

Bay911 from RAVE Alerts is a free service that allows individuals to receive notifications sent from state and local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.

Additionally, the switch to Bay911 allows residents to receive alerts via phone, and text, and answer poll questions that will give Bayonne officials critical information during emergency situations.

Anyone who was, previously signed up for SwiftReach911 will be automatically enrolled in Bay911, but are still encouraged to sign up to Bay911 to add additional and updated information to the new platform to ensure accuracy.

Residents and travelers to Bayonne who were not previously signed up for SwiftReach911 can sign up here or by TEXTING Bay911 to 67283, to receive emergency alerts via email, text, or voice message.

They can also identify when and how they are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies.

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