The City of Hewitt partners with the Heart of Texas Council of Government (HOTCOG) in a region-wide project which enables emergency responders to alert the general public by sending mass telephone notices when danger threatens.
This system provides a quick means of notifying Hewitt residents of dangers or incidents that may cause harm to citizens or property.
This system also allows the ability to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action (such as a missing child or evacuation notices).
The system's main purpose is to notify citizens or groups of citizens in emergency situations; however the system has the ability to be used for non-emergency notifications as well.
No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included in the ENS database. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone
The emergency notification system may be used for the following types of Emergency Incidents: