Emergency Notification System

What is the Emergency Notification System?

The Emergency Notification System; commonly referred to as "reverse 9-1-1", is a tool used by 9-1-1 that can make rapid telephone, text, email and fax notifications to specific geographic areas. It is used to alert you of emergency situations that are a threat to life or property, or situations deemed dangerous by public safety officials. This may include, but is certainly not limited to: man-made disasters, hazardous materials incidents, missing persons, crime, or neighborhood/business evacuation notifications.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, cell phone, business phones, email address, text messages and more.

It is important to note that during an emergency you should use as  many forms of communication as possible to stay informed. Stay tuned to news broadcasts, radio stations, social media websites, weather radios, etc. Do not put your safety at risk waiting for a phone call or notification to be told what to do. If at any time you feel that you are in danger you should take whatever action you feel is necessary to get yourself to safety.

Does The Emergency Notification System Cover You?

Do not assume that your information is automatically contained in the Emergency Notification System Database. In order to receive emergency notifications, the location you are registering must be in El Paso or Teller County located in the state of Colorado. Use the map above to determine if you are covered by the El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority Emergency Notification System.