The City of Oak Forest uses Rapid Notify, a computerized system with
access to the city's entire 911 database, to send high-speed emergency
and non-emergency recorded messages to pre-determined geographic areas.
If the system calls your phone and receives a busy signal, it will make
two additional attempts to contact you. The system also will leave a
message if you have an answering machine.
This technology enables the city to contact a large number of people in a
very short period of time. It also helps the poilce and fire
departments to increase their efficiency and enhance public safety when
Incidents which could result in a communication alert include: