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Posted 11/24/2015 Printable Fact Sheet

Base personnel may be interested to know about the Command Post's "Alert!" mass notification system. "Alert!" informs Hanscom personnel of urgent information, base closures and delayed openings via phone call, text message or email.

Personnel interested in utilizing the notification capabilities should update their information at the website at https://alert.sd.spawar.navy.mil/selfservice by providing home, cell and emergency contact numbers and email addresses, according to their communication preferences.

Information for individual users already using AtHoc was transferred to "Alert!." However, there may be instances where individual information may not have transferred, so Command Post officials suggest everyone visit the website.

Self-registration or updating contact information can be done at the site. For personnel already in the system, their information will auto populate.

For updating contact information in the "Alert!" system:

- Enter your CAC password.
- The warning screen will appear.  Select, "I Agree."
- The registration screen will appear.
- Edit your information and select save.

Everything can be edited with the exception of the "Windows Username" and the "CAC EDIPI."

Each field in which data is provided can be used for notifications, per the commander's discretion. Participants requesting text message alerts will not be reimbursed for any text messaging charges incurred.

Other options utilized by the base to get the word out quickly to employees regarding the status of emergencies, inclement weather delays or closures include the pyramid alert system, the COLD line and radio or television news.

Employees and base residents can call the COLD line at 781-225-COLD (2653) or visit the Hanscom public website at www.hanscom.af.mil for early morning notification.

Click here to return to the Inclement Weather Information page.

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