September is National Preparedness Month, and Avondale public safety and communications officials want residents to be prepared by making certain their families will be and stay informed with local reverse 911.
Local Reverse 911, also known as Community Emergency Notification System, allows emergency responders to reach out to residents via text alerts or voice-recorded prompt in the case of an emergency in their specific neighborhoods.
Notifications include fires, floods, hazardous spills, police incidents, missing children and endangered adults. Each registered cell number is directly associated with a home address (up to three numbers per address).
Mike Folia, Avondale Police communications manager, said, “National Preparedness Month is an excellent opportunity for us to think about the steps we can take to keep ourselves and our families safe and informed in times of an emergency or disaster.
“Registering for local reverse 911 should be a part of your emergency preparedness planning.”
Register online at 911alertsyou.com. Do not text 911 to register. 911 should only be used in an emergency. When moving, it is the mover’s responsibility to re-register.
CENS is administered by the Maricopa Association of Governments, in partnership with local agency 911 communicators.