Communications

Making sure you receive emergency communications is of the utmost importance to us!

This page lists different ways you can help make sure you receive

emergency alerts when it matters most!

Firehose

Accessible Smoke Alarms

Don't wait until it's too late!

Apply for an accessible smoke alarm NOW!

We understand how important it is to have proper early warning when a fire starts. 


We also understand how difficult it is to get this. 


We work with the State Fire Marshals Office to help get accessible fire alarms to the deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind community.

Let us know if we can help you obtain one of these life saving devices.

Do the following to request an accessible smoke alarm: 

  1. Apply on-line below   

  2. There's a box/field labeled best contact time - use this field to supply additional information, such as number of deaf, hard of hearing, or deafblind living in the home requiring accessible smoke alarms and audible smoke detectors. 

Storm Clouds

Accessible Weather Alert Radio

EARS helps distribute accessible weather alert radios for the deaf and hard of hearing community.

Thanks to the TN Highland Rim Healthcare Coalition, we currently have Accessible Weather Alert Radio's available to you, at no cost.

Please click on the below 'Apply Now' button to request your radio. 

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Emergency Alerts

Metro Emergency Alert and Notification System (MEANS)

MEANS is a new public safety program that enables Metro Nashville-Davidson County to let you know what safety actions to take when there’s danger.

When you register and provide your contact information, MEANS enables Metro Nashville public safety agencies to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as criminal 

activity and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. You decide on what alerts you want, and the way you want them – cellphone or landline phone call, text, email or TTY. 

 

PRO TIP: When you register, please provide at least one street address. This can be your home address, or the address of a nearby grocery store, library or fire/police station. An address is not required, but it will ensure that the alerts you receive are focused on locations that matter to you -- places where you live, work and play. For example, if your neighborhood needs to be evacuated, you will be notified based on the address you supply when you sign up. 

 

(we will supply more information on other counties in the near future.)