Earlier this summer, Matters announced that Madison College’s Public Safety department has changed to a new service provider, InformaCast. As students, faculty and staff prepare for the new semester, it is important to take the steps necessary to protect yourself and your community.
If you haven't already, subscribing to this new system is a great way to help ensure your safety on campus.
This simple, four-step sign-up process will ensure that you receive information about campus closures, potentially threatening incidents, weather-related emergencies and other urgent information members of the Madison College community need to know now. The new service allows Public Safety personnel to share such information simultaneously via mobile text messages, office phone display screens and monitor screens in all Madison College buildings.
Messages will also be shared through social media on the college’s Facebook page and Twitter feed.
“The information we post will originate from Public Safety and reflects the latest updates we have received from a variety of sources including local law enforcement agencies, fire and 911 dispatch, the National Weather Service and eyewitness accounts of events from credible sources – including our own personnel,” said Jim Bottoni, the college’s director of Public Safety. “If a WolfPack Alert is issued and doesn’t change, it’s because we have no new, substantiated information to share.”
When the threat has passed, an all-clear message will be sent to smart phones, tablet and laptop computers, and other registered devices.
- Apple/iPhone users: Type ‘InformaCast’ in the search bar and download the free app from the App store.
- Google/Nexus users (including Android devices): Download the free app from the Google Play store. The InformaCast app should appear on your screen immediately.
Simply follow the prompts, which include entering your email address, logging into the InformaCast Mobile site and re-entering your email address and password.
Questions? Contact Jim Bottoni.
Published September 1, 2015. Updated January 2, 2018.