Citizens Alert Emergency Notification System
Introducing: Montgomery County Citizens Alert
With the advent of the regional 911 center, the Town is teaming up with Montgomery County to offer the emergency notification system Citizens Alert, powered by Everbridge.
Be Notified in Case of an Emergency
Citizens Alert is a community-wide, comprehensive notification system that will directly deliver messages in the case of an emergency or critical situation. Subscribers can sign up to receive messages via telephone, text or email.
Sign Up for Community & Weather Alerts
Residents may also opt-in to a variety of notifications, including severe weather notifications and community alerts.
Users may sign up any home or cell phone numbers they would like to receive a call during a critical incident. In addition, users may also add additional phone numbers for their work place, child's school or the home of a family member.
There is no cost to sign up for Citizens Alert. The process takes just a few minutes and all we ask for is your name, address, email address and phone number(s). Sign up for Citizens Alert.
How Citizens Alert Works
In the event of an emergency, those signed up for emergency notifications will receive a call, text or email from the Town informing them of the situation and any recommended action citizens should take. If an emergency is ongoing or new developments occur, citizens may receive critical updates through additional communications.
For example, all phone numbers in the system will be notified if there is a town-wide evacuation notice. If there is a water main break, however, only the affected homes will receive a phone call or text.
The main focus of Citizens Alert is to keep the community informed about vital information and emergencies without burdening them with unnecessary phone calls or inconsequential events.
While it is actually good news if the town does not need to use the Citizens Alert program, we believe it is an important tool to help communicate with our community should an emergency situation occur.