New England Fire News is a service that provides notification of working police, fire and rescue incidents throughout the United States in real time as they are happening.
HOW DOES NEFN WORK? NEFN has volunteer dispatchers from all over the New England who monitor police and fire department radio traffic and send out notifications as incidents are happening. When an incident is sent out for an area you have subscribed to, you will receive the notification immediately through your wireless device. You have total control over what you receive and when you receive it (more on that below), and you can change your settings any time right here on our web site.
WHAT TYPES OF INCIDENTS WILL I BE NOTIFIED ABOUT? The NEFN dispatch team sends out alerts on newsworthy police, fire and rescue incidents once an incident is confirmed by a public safety professional on the scene. Such incidents include working structure fires, major traffic accidents, SWAT team call-outs, search & rescue operations, plane crashes and more.
CAN I CONTROL WHAT TYPES OF INCIDENTS I RECEIVE? Yes. NEFN uses a CAD system that will allow you to set the incident notification of your liking. This gives you complete control over not only the types of incidents you receive, but the cities/counties you receive them from. You can log into your NEFN account at any time and modify your settings, and all changes take effect immediately.
DOES NEFN OFFER ALPHA PAGING SERVICE? NO. We do not have any plans to offer this service. You must use a mobile device that has the ability to receive emails in order to get this FREE service.
IS THERE A FEE FOR THIS SERVICE? NO. As a hobby the volunteer dispatchers do this for fun. That means we have a passion to get the information correct the first time. Yes this means that some of the incidents we send out are delayed sometimes. We will NEVER send out any sensitive informations regarding LODD, members injured or SWAT/PD incidents. It is our mission to keep those members and their families privacy as priority #1. Most of the dispatch group has stepped up and donated $20 each to cover the costs of this hobby we all have a passion for. We ask that if you enjoy the service you will get for free that you make a once a year donation of $5, $10, $15 or $20 to the Donate page. In no way should you feel that this is a demand. It's just a request to help cover the costs of fees that we endure.
HOW DO I SIGN UP? Click here to go to our subscription page, and complete the requested information. During the subscription process you will be given the option to receive alerts on your wireless device or email.