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ATHOC NOTIFICATION OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR INCLEMENT WEATHER INFORMATION

Posted 11/20/2012 Printable Fact Sheet

Base personnel may be interested to know about the Command Post's AtHoc initiative. AtHoc informs Hanscom personnel of urgent information, base closures and delayed openings via phone call, text message or email. These capabilities are offered through the same mass alert system that provides pop-up notifications to personnel through individual computer workstations.

Personnel interested in utilizing the additional notification capabilities should update their information in the system by providing home, cell and emergency contact numbers and email addresses, according to their communication preferences. These individuals will be notified between 4 and 5 a.m. in the event of extreme weather.

Instructions for updating contact information in the AtHoc system:

1. On a government computer, click the AtHoc icon (purple circle on the right side of the taskbar) and select "Update my Info."

2. A new Internet Explorer page will come up. Once it appears, click the "My Info" tab and ensure the information is correct.

3. Next, click on the "My Device Info" tab and update or verify the information. Be advised that each field in which data is provided can be used for notifications, per the commander's discretion. Participants requesting text message alerts should know that they will not be reimbursed for any text messaging charges incurred.

4. Click the Save button.

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.

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