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Kevin Fischer is a veteran broadcaster, the recipient of over 150 major journalism awards from the Milwaukee Press Club, the Wisconsin Associated Press, the Northwest Broadcast News Association, the Wisconsin Bar Association, and others. He has been seen and heard on Milwaukee TV and radio stations for over three decades. A longtime aide to state Senate Republicans in the Wisconsin Legislature, Kevin can be seen offering his views on the news on the public affairs program, "InterCHANGE," on Milwaukee Public Television Channel 10, and heard filling in on Newstalk 1130 WISN. He lives with his wife, Jennifer, and their lovely young daughter, Kyla Audrey, in Franklin.

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To alert residents to the tornado warning Nov. 17, Franklin's weather sirens wailed. Smart phones warned their owners. And the city's $9,600 emergency notification system did nothing.

he system, designed to alert registered individuals to all emergency situations, had been deactivated.

Inspiron Logistics, the system's operator, is used by corporations, college campuses and government entities throughout the country.

The automated system is meant to alert individuals to public safety and health concerns through phone calls, text messages, emails and social media networks.

But Nov. 17, Franklin residents who registered for the alerts did not receive them.


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