According to a city press release, these alerts are issued by the city’s office of emergency management. When users register for the service, they can choose to receive alerts via voice, text or email and also choose to receive optional weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
The Fort Worth Texas Alerts system has replaced the prior service named Nixle. According to the press release, if users were using Nixle, they would need to reregister for Fort Worth Texas Alerts. It is a new system with added capabilities, so the data was not able to be transferred over.
Fort Worth Texas Alerts is a free service; however, standard message and data rates may apply, the city said.
According to the press release, information provided will be used for emergency purposes only. The city will not give or sell phone numbers or email addresses to any vendor or other organizations.