‘Back on June 3rd the Osage Beach Fire Protection District rolled out the AwareUS program. Fire Chief Jeff Dorhauer says the program is enrolling citizens slowly but the chief would like to see more people signed up.
“I just encourage people to please take a few minutes and sign up for this service. It is free and the notification you get may, down the road, help you save one of your family members lives or give you enough notification to take cover if something’s coming in.” says Chief Dorhauer.
‘The program sends text messages that notify you of emergencies in your area.’
“What we’re sending out right now is severe weather alerts, whether it be tornado warnings or thunderstorm warnings. We’ll send public information out. We’re sending amber alerts that include a picture of the missing child and any other public information that we need to get out, whether its an evacuation because of an incident, road closures because of accidents where they’re going to close roads for long periods of time.”
The Osage Beach Fire Protection District highly recommends that everyone sign up for the program online at www.obfd.awareus.com.