Personnel located at the Base Campus of the Aerospace Center are able to subscribe to an alert system via Twitter. The free system allows
subscribers to receive an alert in seconds using a text messaging-enabled mobile phone.
The Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority is the manager/operator of the alert system. It will be used to alert on-site personnel of emergencies, safety issues, and significant breaking news items. The Port Authority promises no more than 3-4 messages a month on average.
There are four steps to enabling an alert.
Obtain a Twitter.com account. This is a free account to establish and maintain. You, the subscriber, control the account, its privacy, and its use.
Go to Twitter.com/COATC account and click on "Follow" (gray box under the COATC logo). This is actually your request for a subscription to the alert system.
Then, under your Twitter settings, set up and enable your mobile phone to receive text message updates. If you prefer to get alerts via e-mail, you can subscribe using a RSS service or service like TweetBeep.
Finally, once you are approved as a "follower" for COATC alerts via Twitter, enable COATC on your "following" page to receive text message (SMS) alerts. You do this by clicking on the cell phone box which causes it to change to green. Now, you are ready to receive a message.
Notice: The Port Authority reserves the right to restrict subscription to the alert system only to those persons known to be employed full-time at the COATC.
Have questions? Send an inquiry to the Port Authority's Environmental/Safety Coordinator.