BE READY! Stay informed!
Iron County Emergency Management introduces a new smart phone application to help you with your preparedness plans, obtain disaster information without calling 911, and stay informed of local preparedness events. This application is free! The application compliments the CITIZEN ALERT PROGRAM, but is separate from that system.
To download from either your android or apple device, go to your application store (play store for android devices and I-tunes for apple devices) and in the search box type Iron County (not case sensitive). You will see the Iron County Logo with Iron County, UT Community Preparedness. Select that application and download the application. You will be asked if you want to download the five preparedness manuals (about 11mb) download these great resources also!
Once downloaded. open the application and begin using the application! Watch this web site for future information for workshops regarding using this application!
If you have questions or need help, please contact John Higley at 435-865-5332
PHONE APP FAQ’s
All applications that have any kind of functionality will have similar types of permissions that you find with the Iron County Community Preparedness Application produced by QuickSeries Publishers.
However, to help put your mind to rest about the permission requests, here are answers to most questions. If your question is not answered here, feel free to contact the Iron County Emergency Management Coordinator, John Higley by clicking here.
Apple push services are completely anonymous, and on an iPhone the app will not be able to access any AppleID information.
On Android, the permission to use Google Cloud Messaging also gives the app permission to access account information. The setting cannot be changed, but the app does not, and never will, use the permission to access account information.
The app registers itself with GCM or Apple so that the service provider knows which devices have the app installed. When the publisher’s servers push a message, they push it to the service provider, who then has the responsibility of getting it to all phones that have the app registered.
That is how it finds the information on people you want to notify about your status and your out-of-state contact. The app needs to access the user’s contacts to facilitate the process of setting up an out of town contact and add contacts to the Share My Status feature.
If there is not enough room, it will tell you so and ask you if you want to make room for it and it will suggest avenues (deletion of apps, clearing caches, etc.). It will not do any of this automatically. If at some time down the road, the app does an update with your permission it will again read your USB storage to ensure enough space for the update. If there is not enough storage, it will notify you. That is all it can do. It does not read and send any information that is stored on your phone whether on the device or in your USB storage. Your information never leaves your phone.
The application can only connect to wifi sources for which you have permission to connect. Your smart phone has the ability to scan for wifi sources and connect if you have previously established a connection with that source.