[8/16/16] Just A Few Kinks In Otherwise Successful Initial Run Of AlertSense

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Douglas County Sheriff’s Office has used their Alert Sense on two occasions since it’s launch earlier this summer.

The first use of Douglas County Alert Sense came on Tuesday, July 19th after a series of thunderstorms swept through much of north central Washington, triggering mud, rock and debris flow- which covered arts of Mcneil Canyon and Spring Canyon roads in Douglas county for several hours before crews were able to clear and reopen the roadway.

The second use came just a few weeks later, when a fire broke out in Douglas County, just north of Orondo.

The Foothills fire was reported on the afternoon of Thursday, August 4th and quickly grew into a 3-alarm, multi-agency response that included crews from Chelan and Douglas County fire districts, Department of Natural Resources, Bureau of Land Management and Forest Service firefighters.

The fire burned about 250-acres by the time officials determined the blaze contained after an impressive effort that included helicopters, scooping planes and ground crews.

Douglas County Sheriff, Harvey Gjesdal says his office used Alert Sense in both of those incidents and can see the benefits- but admits that they are also learning as they go…

081616 Alert Sense :37 “…worth our investment.”

Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties have all initiated an Alert Sense Program.

To sign up in Chelan County: http://www.co.chelan.wa.us/

Douglas County: http://public.alertsense.com/SignUp/?regionid=1183

Okanogan County: http://okanogandem.org/

KOZI also has all of those links on our website – that’s KOZI.COM