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Posted on: July 10, 2018

Real-time emergency warnings from CRFD make Castle Rock roads safer

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These days, drivers can easily get alerts for directions and updates on traffic. But now, Castle Rock Fire and Rescue is partnering with a national company to make sure motorists are also in the know about emergency situations along their commute.

CRFD and HAAS Alert are partnering on an emergency alert communication service that lets motorists know in advance when they’re approaching an emergency scene or an emergency vehicle is in the area. So far, the alert system has been installed in two Castle Rock Fire apparatus, but if proven successful, more could be on the way.

HAAS Alerts integrates with Waze, the free, crowd-sourcing traffic and navigation app. Users would automatically receive advanced safety notifications and get rerouted around scenes where fire department crews are working. CRFD also expects dangerous situations will be avoided if drivers are alerted sooner to safely pull over and make way for responding vehicles.

“The Town of Castle Rock is always looking for ways to improve safety on the roads,” said acting Fire Chief Norris Croom. “Bringing HAAS Alert service to our department vehicles and road network will further enhance CRFD’s ability to keep our residents and our first responders safe.”

HAAS Alert’s integration with other popular navigation apps is on the way. The service will soon deliver real-time notifications directly to in-car dash systems of several major automotive brands. Within the next few years, HAAS Alert says it will be sending alerts to millions of drivers on a daily basis.

Find out more about the HAAS Alert system and everything happening with Castle Rock Fire and Rescue at CRgov.com/fire.

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