The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) is adopting an online messaging service to enhance its ability to provide public warnings in a timely fashion. This will not replace the Prompt Notification System, but will supplement our current ability to keep the public informed.
Nixle is a free, secure online messaging system that will allow the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) to provide information to residents instantly via cell phone text message, website and/or email. Subscribers can choose the way they would like to receive alerts.
There is NO spam and no hidden cost. Standard text messaging rates do apply for cell phone messages.
When citizens receive information from our agency via Nixle, they know it can be trusted.
Nixle is a community information service provider created exclusively to provide secure and reliable communications. It is the first authenticated and secure service that connects government agencies and residents in real time by delivering information to geographically targeted consumers over their cell phones (via text messages), by email and via the website.
• Go to www.nixle.com.
• Click “Sign Up Now!”
• Create an account by choosing a user name and password.
• Enter an email address and cell phone number where you would like to receive messages.
• Enter your address (or a nearby intersection).
• Click “Sign Me Up.”
To customize your alerts:
• Log in at www.nixle.com.
• Click “Locations.”
• Click “Add New” to add addresses in your town or around the country. You can keep track of what is happening near where you live, work or visit.
• Click “Settings.”
• Select a location from the left-hand menu and subscribe to receive messages from each agency automatically listed by checking the “Subscribe” option.
• To add Tennessee Emergency Management Agency to your location, click the “Search for It Here” link.
• Type Tennessee Emergency into the “Find” box and click “Go!”
You will now instantly receive alerts and messages sent by TEMA that affect the locations you have selected.
Bradley County residents can also sign up by texting CBCEMA to 888-7777.