One Stop Shop for Reporting Hazards in Gainesville-Hall County
The City of Gainesville and Hall County Government have set up a one
stop shop for the reporting of road hazards, fire hazards, storm
damage and other concerns. Gainesville Public Works Director, David
Dockery, says they were looking for a civic engagement tool and it
made sense to team up with Hall County since they already have their
Citizen’s Alert System. “We have been approached by several
companies wanting to sell us some kind of program. We decided to
team up with Hall County since their Citizen’s Alert System is already
in place. It doesn’t matter where you live. Just take a picture of the
hazard and send it in. Hall County Dispatch will make sure it goes to
the right government,” Dockery said.
Hall County Fire Chief and Emergency Management Agency Director
for Gainesville-Hall County, David Kimbrell, says citizens
must register first at alerts.hallcounty.org. “Once someone has
registered for the Citizen’s Alert System they can download the
Everbridge Application, take a picture of the hazard, and send it to us.
We want to take care of these issues before they become truly
hazardous,” Chief Kimbrell said.
Register for the Citizen’s Alert System on the County or the City
website then download the app from Everbridge.com.