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Posted on: June 1, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Updated Emergency Preparedness & Notification App - download it today!

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The Washington County Department of Public Safety is announcing the release of our newly updated iPhone and Android mobile app to continue engaging our residents, visitors and communities to aid in public notifications and emergency preparedness!

The Washington County NY DPS mobile app is designed to keep Washington County citizens, businesses, and visitors prepared for and alerted to emergencies.  Our updated mobile app is available for download free of charge from the Apple and Google Play (Android) app stores.  Users can receive county emergency alerts (push notifications) in the notifications on their smartphone.  App users can also help friends, family, and neighbors in their preparedness efforts via the "Share our App" feature.

Our app displays the local weather forecast, radar, and alerts.  The public can keep informed via news on Facebook and Twitter, power outages, traffic, and scanner features.  Emergency preparedness resources include how to prepare for ten different kinds of emergencies.   “Where am I” is a personal locator, giving exact address/longitude/latitude, which the app user can share with others.  Setting up the “I’m OK” and other features under the Emergency Now tab allows the user to quickly communicate their status with family or friends when in an emergency situation.  Our communities  can also use the app to submit storm/damage reports to the Department of Public Safety!

“We are proud to be able to continue to provide our residents, visitors and communities with access to our mobile application, engaging them interactively in emergency preparedness information and initiatives and providing them with instant access to emergency notifications and information relating to our communities”, said Glen Gosnell, Director of Public Safety.

The Washington County NY Department of Public Safety app was created by, a division of OCV,LLC, which specializes in mobile app development for public safety and emergency preparedness.  

The program is funded through the use of Homeland Security Grant funds allocated for citizen emergency preparedness initiatives. For more information, contact the Washington County Department of Public Safety at (518)747-7520 or at [email protected].


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