Sign up for Nixle emergency alerts

If you’ve not yet subscribed to receive Nixle texts and emails alerting you to issues of immediate public concern such as evacuations and highway closures, we encourage you to do so.

Nixle is utilized by emergency service organizations for communicating information in the event of a natural disaster, and other emergencies.

Alaska State Troopers used Nixle to send out wildfire-related evacuation notices and, in conjunction with the Department of Transportation & Public Facilities’ 511.alaska.gov website, road closures.

Signing up is easy and there are several simple ways to do so. Here are a few:

💻Visit nixle.com and set up a user profile.

📱Text your zip code to 888-777 from you mobile phone. Once a response is received, follow the instructions with your email address to receive updates.

🚔To receive Alaska State Troopers Nixle alerts, visit dps.alaska.gov and sign up up via the Nixle widget at the bottom left of the home page.

📡Most messages are targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant messages from their chosen agencies.

📲You can get these sent straight to your cell phone.

📌You can subscribe for Nixle alerts in more than one area by adding locations to your settings.

These Alaska agencies also use the Nixle alert system:

Screenshot of Nixle posted from Alaska State Troopers B Detachment regarding the downgrade of evacuation associated with the McKinley Fire on Aug. 26, 2019.

Example of Nixle alert sent out by the Alaska State Troopers B Detachment regarding the downgrading of the evacuation in connection with the McKinley Fire on Aug. 26, 2019.

 

 

 

About BLM Alaska Fire Service

The Bureau of Land Management Alaska Fire Service (AFS) located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, provides wildland fire suppression services for over 244 million acres of Department of the Interior and Native Corporation Lands in Alaska. In addition, AFS has other statewide responsibilities that include: interpretation of fire management policy; oversight of the BLM Alaska Aviation program; fuels management projects; and operating and maintaining advanced communication and computer systems such as the Alaska Lightning Detection System. AFS also maintains a National Incident Support Cache with a $10 million inventory. The Alaska Fire Service provides wildland fire suppression services for America’s “Last Frontier” on an interagency basis with the State of Alaska Department of Natural Resources, USDA Forest Service, National Park Service, Bureau of Indian Affairs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and the U.S. Military in Alaska.

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