The Chief’s Corner

By Chief Robert W. Seltzer,
Smithfield Fire Dept.

The Smithfield public safety agencies (Fire Department, Police Department and Emergency Management) have partnered with Nixle to implement its Community Notification System to alert residents in real-time for localized emergency situations and relevant community advisories.

As a resident, there are several simple ways to register:

Text your zip code to 888777 from your mobile phone.
Go to,, or and sign up via the Nixle Widget

Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to and creating a User Profile.

All alerts will be targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from Smithfield’s public safety agencies. Nixle Alerts can be sent via Text, Email, Voice, and the Nixle Mobile App in an instant.

Nixle was founded in 2009. Nixle provides a mass communications hub built exclusively for government to provide secure, reliable, and relevant information to residents in real-time. Today, over 7,200 Agencies around the United States rely on Nixle for Community Engagement and Emergency Communications.

Town safety officials look forward to the implementation of Nixle to keep the citizens of Smithfield better informed of the events in town that may have an effect on their daily lives. Police, Fire, EMS and Emergency Management all agree that the implementation of Nixle will benefit Smithfield residents by providing state of the art messaging technology so that Smithfield residents may be better informed of relevant activities occurring in town and go about their daily lives in a better informed manner knowing that their public safety officials are on the job making Smithfield as safe as can be.

Stay connected to the information that matters to you. Simple – Trusted – No Cost. Sign up today!