Everyone knows what number to call if they have an emergency. But what if the situation was reversed and public safety officials needed to contact you?
Local emergency service providers use the Emergency Notification System (ENS) to deliver recorded emergency messages to land-based phone lines, cell phones or voice-over IP phone lines.
When the ENS is activated, an emergency message is delivered to phones with physical addresses within a specific target area. Depending on the nature of the emergency, the system may attempt to leave a message if there is no answer.
Residences or businesses with land-based phone lines are automatically registered and identified in the ENS. Cell phones and voice-over IP phones are not automatically registered and anyone who wishes to receive emergency notifications on these devices is urged to register.
Registering on the ENS takes less than two minutes and your contact information is kept secure and confidential. If your address or phone number changes, be sure to update your information on the ENS by re-registering your phone with the new address.
The Emergency Notification System is funded by the Montrose Emergency Telephone Service Authority and emergency service providers. For more information about the ENS, please call (970) 240-1458.