After using Nixle for the past year, the city of Wichita Falls is switching back to Code Red for their emergency alert system.
Wichita Falls Fire Chief, Jon Reese said the city’s decision to switch back has to do with saving money.
“You know, it was a really good system,” Chief Reese said. “It just boiled down to the cost and that’s the reason we migrated over to Nixle was cost and that’s the reason we abandoned Nixle was cost.”
Originally, Wichita Falls paid a $30,000 a year subscription fee for Code Red, then switching to Nixle last year cut that cost in half.
“We went over to Nixle mainly because it was a cost savings to the city and it has some social media aspects that we thought would be beneficial to some of the departments,” Chief Reese said.