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Fairfield County Starts Early Warning Phone System | WBNS-10TV, Cen...

There are 16 comments on the 10TV WBNS story from Jul 4, 2010, titled Fairfield County Starts Early Warning Phone System | WBNS-10TV, Cen.... In it, 10TV WBNS reports that:

Fairfield County on Sunday was testing out a new early warning system that calls residents in the event of an emergency or natural disaster.

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Hilliard, OH

#1 Jul 4, 2010
What the He***????
I don't want to worry about answering the ringing phone when I am headed to the basement!!! Don't the sirens work well enough??
My tax dollars at work. Maybe we should be spending those dollars on retraining those cops that let those boys get away!!
HOW much money DID this cost???
tommy k

Wheelersburg, OH

#3 Jul 4, 2010
Thats a cool Idea
brainless

Columbus, OH

#4 Jul 4, 2010
quinetta from chase bank wrote:
well it's always been said that fairfield residents are some real brainless a-ssholes anyway,what a shocker.
Actually, it seems to this Pickerington resident to be a very sensible move.

Fairfield county has a relatively low population density, but a pretty high residential development rate. Not everyone is close enough to a siren to be able to hear it. I've lived here 13 years, and it's only been in the past year that we've ever even heard one.

A phone alert system is probably a lot more cost-effective than installing more siren towers within audible range of the many - geographically dispersed - new housing developments.

“Time traveler”

Since: Apr 10

At large

#5 Jul 4, 2010
brainless wrote:
<quoted text>
Actually, it seems to this Pickerington resident to be a very sensible move.
Fairfield county has a relatively low population density, but a pretty high residential development rate. Not everyone is close enough to a siren to be able to hear it. I've lived here 13 years, and it's only been in the past year that we've ever even heard one.
A phone alert system is probably a lot more cost-effective than installing more siren towers within audible range of the many - geographically dispersed - new housing developments.
Sure sounds like a great idea to me. BUT, I find it hard to believe there are only 5800 different phone numbers in the entire county. Can this be right???
brainless

Columbus, OH

#6 Jul 4, 2010
As of 2000 - the last census for which confirmed data are available - the US Census Bureau lists that Fairfield county had 45,000+ households.(243 people per square mile - about a tenth the density of Franklin county, for reference.)

How will 5,800 phone numbers be anywhere near enough?

Was that a typo in the article?
brainless

Columbus, OH

#7 Jul 4, 2010
CMH Rick wrote:
<quoted text>Sure sounds like a great idea to me. BUT, I find it hard to believe there are only 5800 different phone numbers in the entire county. Can this be right???
You beat me to it. Kudos!:-)
Carrie

United States

#8 Jul 4, 2010
I just want a job tha pay a living wage. Is that too much to ask? I know that someone have been passing the word not to give me any assignments. Those people are so shrwed!
Resident

Coshocton, OH

#9 Jul 4, 2010
quinetta from chase bank wrote:
well it's always been said that fairfield residents are some real brainless a-ssholes anyway,what a shocker.
And your post just shows how much of an ignorant a-hole you are.

Since: Dec 09

Columbus, OH

#10 Jul 5, 2010
I can believe their are only 5,800 landline phone in Fairfield County. Lots of people have got rid of their landline phones for cellphones.
Marion

Fredericksburg, VA

#11 Jul 5, 2010
I would say that there is A LOT more Phone numbers. Must be a Misprint ! I say Keep your Landline, it's always there, and always on, never needs charged, and always right where you know it is. I hate to carry my cell phone around with me. Talking about being tied to something. I love having a home phone in just about every room, basement, garage, that way it is not far away. I tell people to alway call me on my landline first, then If they can't get me, try my cell phone, I'm out and away from my house. I'll bet the cost of having an Emergency early warning phone system is thousand's less that installing alot of towers for sirens.
notafraid

United States

#12 Jul 5, 2010
56,366 was the # of housing units in 2008. With a 17% increase estimate since then, the # goes up to 57,324. Close enough to 58,000 to make it seem like they skipped a zero.

“Time traveler”

Since: Apr 10

At large

#13 Jul 5, 2010
notafraid wrote:
56,366 was the # of housing units in 2008. With a 17% increase estimate since then, the # goes up to 57,324. Close enough to 58,000 to make it seem like they skipped a zero.
I think yoiu hit the nail on the head.
Kyle

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 5, 2010
Whats next wrote:
What the He***????
I don't want to worry about answering the ringing phone when I am headed to the basement!!! Don't the sirens work well enough??
My tax dollars at work. Maybe we should be spending those dollars on retraining those cops that let those boys get away!!
HOW much money DID this cost???
WOW...you are just a big ole ray of sunshine. I bet your alot of fun to be around.
Negative people like you make me ill. They are trying do do something to better the community and your whining.
Fairfield EMA

Lancaster, OH

#15 Jul 6, 2010
Yes, That was a bit of a typo. There are currently 58,739 landline telephone contacts in our system. However, many more cell phone and Voice Over IP phones exist in the County and can only be registered voluntarily. Visit fairfieldema.com to register.

Thank you,
Jon Kochis.
Violet Res Picktown

United States

#17 Jul 6, 2010
The article says you must go to the county site and register your phone number. The 5,800 are what they have registered in there currently. It can be used for school lock-downs, gas leaks and/or other critical information so that we are informed immediately. This particular warning system has also been used to warn people NOT to report to work/school (i.e. if someone had a gun on campus or a corp bldg) as well as to evacuate during forest fires, Amber Alerts or potentially for chemical spills. I cannot hear the tornado sirens so I will be thrilled to have this service. The good news is, if you do not want the service or think it is a waste of money, then you do not have to register and our tax $$ will not be used to notify you.
brainless wrote:
As of 2000 - the last census for which confirmed data are available - the US Census Bureau lists that Fairfield county had 45,000+ households.(243 people per square mile - about a tenth the density of Franklin county, for reference.)
How will 5,800 phone numbers be anywhere near enough?
Was that a typo in the article?
Violet Res Picktown

United States

#19 Jul 6, 2010
notafraid wrote:
56,366 was the # of housing units in 2008. With a 17% increase estimate since then, the # goes up to 57,324. Close enough to 58,000 to make it seem like they skipped a zero.
The article says you must go to the county site and register your phone number. The 5,800 are what they have registered in there currently and there is another update on this comment thread from FEMA that there was a typo. It can be used for school lock-downs, gas leaks and/or other critical information so that we are informed immediately. This particular warning system has also been used to warn people NOT to report to work/school (i.e. if someone had a gun on campus or a corp bldg) as well as to evacuate during forest fires, Amber Alerts or potentially for chemical spills. I cannot hear the tornado sirens so I will be thrilled to have this service. The good news is, if you do not want the service or think it is a waste of money, then you do not have to register and our tax $$ will not be used to notify you.

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