The SPD encourages everyone who lives, works and plays in Savannah and Chatham County to sign up to receive emergency and community notifications on their cells phones.
SwiftReach allows us to send emergency and community notifications to alert the public to missing persons, severe weather, evacuation orders, and other urgent public safety scenarios.
Subscribers can also sign-up to receive notifications in other areas: where they work, where their children attend school, etc. And they can sign up for non-emergency notifications, such as road closures, neighborhood watch meetings, and more.
Registration is free and all alerts will be clearly identified as originating from SPD, City of Savannah, Chatham County or Chatham Emergency Management Agency officials. The system is designed to make phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information.
All listed landline phone numbers have already been programmed into the system, but since many people no longer have a home phone or primarily use their mobile devices, the SPD encourages citizens to register their cell phones with SwiftReach.
SwiftReach will make up to two attempts to reach each number in the system and will leave a message if the call is routed to voicemail. Addtional subscribers can sign-up to receive text messages and/or e-mails.
The system can make thousands of calls in a minute to convey vital information.
All calls you receive will have the caller ID of “SPD-Emergency.”