About e928.org

Northern Arizona’s Free Mobile Service for Local Emergency News and Information


Stay informed about wildfires and floods, road closures,volunteer and Red Cross locations, USFS tweets, and more...

Sign our mailing list today to learn more. Be among the first alerted when disaster affects Northern Arizona. You'll be invited to create an account when we launch in May 2013.

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Funded in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Flagstaff Community Foundation, and the Arizona Community Foundation.

Flagstaff’s Arizona Daily Sun and KNAU public radio station have joined forces to create a definitive mobile web platform that combines emergency news and information with social networking for northern Arizona residents.

The service will provide users with urgently needed, real-time emergency information about wildfire, flood, and other disasters in our area.

The Need

Our region is experiencing more frequent and catastrophic mega fires that grow larger every year. Citizens expect real-time wildfire information, including fire lines, evacuation routes, and emergency service information and links.

The public expects news media to be timely, factual and interactive and wants to be directed to safety, connected to relief services, and to understand the emergency incident.

Program Features


The e928 Emergency News Source features news headlines, video, audio reports, social media links, mapping and graphics available on touch mobile devices and PC’s. Later phases will incorporate geolocation, and enhanced social media interactivity.

Technology


Existing mobile technology provides the most reliable distribution of information during an emergency. Mobile ensures consistent data connections with limited reliance on grid power. Smart phones and other mobile devices can be used by journalists and others to share emergency information in an open source content management system, and cloud-based storage guarantees full redundancy and disaster recovery resilience.

Our Partners


Flagstaff Community Foundation, KNAU Arizona Public Radio, and the Arizona Daily Sun newspaper. We are working with agencies such as Coconino County Office of Emergency Management and consulting with the U.S. Forest Service, the National Weather Service, and the Coconino County Sheriff’s Department. e928 is funded in part by a grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation with local support from the Arizona and Flagstaff Community Foundations, and Northern Arizona University.

To learn more and follow our progress to our May 2013 launch, sign up for our mailing list here.