Cypress Creek Fire Department partners with Ring app

Cypress Creek Fire Department officials can notify residents of nearby emergencies, road closures and other safety alerts on a street-by-street level through the app. (Courtesy Cypress Creek Fire Department)
Cypress Creek Fire Department officials can notify residents of nearby emergencies, road closures and other safety alerts on a street-by-street level through the app. (Courtesy Cypress Creek Fire Department)

Cypress Creek Fire Department officials can notify residents of nearby emergencies, road closures and other safety alerts on a street-by-street level through the app. (Courtesy Cypress Creek Fire Department)

Officials with the Cypress Creek Fire Department announced July 2 a new partnership with the Neighbors mobile app by Ring.

The free mobile app helps community members stay informed of local incidents and share neighborhood safety updates, regardless of whether they use Ring devices, according to a press release. CCFD is among the first fire departments in the nation to join the app program, with a goal of creating safer neighborhoods.

CCFD officials said they are better equipped to notify residents of nearby emergencies, road closures and other safety alerts on a street-by-street level through the app.

“We are looking forward to partnering with Ring and the Neighbors app to continue our effort to use technology to better communicate and educate the residents we serve,” Fire Chief Richard Lieder said in a press release.

In addition to safety, privacy is another aspect of the app, and officials said public safety personnel cannot access users’ cameras, livestream or personal information. Users who post or comment in the app are identified by their neighbor number and not their names. Public safety officials are identified by their last name and agency in the app.


Local residents can download the Neighbors app for free at http://store.ring.com/neighbors.
By Danica Lloyd
Danica joined Community Impact Newspaper as a Cy-Fair reporter in May 2016 after graduating with a journalism degree from Union University in Jackson, Tennessee. She covers education, local government, business, demographic trends, real estate development and nonprofits.


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