It’s time to modernize the way we stay safe, using the technology that’s already in our hands.
All over the country, we rely on outdated alert systems for critical communications in the face of disasters, kidnappings, missing persons and more. The National Emergency Alert System hasn’t changed since 1994. It takes 10 minutes to broadcast urgent messages through live television and radio. In this age of music and video streaming services most people never receive these alerts.
The Torch app uses superior technology to go further, faster and with better information.
Torch has the power to reach large audiences quickly and efficiently with text, photos, videos and more. Two-way communication gives citizens the ability to respond to alerts with potentially life-saving information.