Safety officials use the Emergency Notification System (ENS), a system that attempts to deliver recorded emergency messages to communication devices within the affected area.
The ENS uses a database of phone numbers and their associated physical addresses. When the system is activated, an emergency contact area is mapped and phones with physical addresses within that area are selected for notification. The ENS then attempts to deliver a recorded emergency message to the selected phones. Depending on the nature of the emergency, the system may attempt to leave a message if there is no answer.
Wireline phones and their associated address information are automatically entered in the ENS when phone service is activated. Individuals who wish to receive emergency voice or text messages on their cellular or voice over IP phone are encouraged to register via the ENS registration Web page.
Please note: Users must enter both a phone number and a valid physical address at the time of registration. Emergency messages may incur mobile phone usage charges. Phones will only be contacted in the event of an emergency.
The Emergency Notification System is funded by the Montrose Emergency Telephone Service Authority and the emergency services. For more information about the ENS, please call 970-240-1458.
Emergency Alert System
During an emergency situation, the local Emergency Alert System may also be used to broadcast messages on KKXK (94.1 FM) as well as KUBC (580 AM).
Code Red Mobile Alert System
The CodeRED Mobile Alert app taps into the national CodeRED® Emergency Notification System and alerts iPhone and Android subscribers located within a given notification area. The app is geo-aware, so no matter where you are when an alert is issued, you will receive notifications that affect you - directly to your mobile device.
CodeRED Mobile Alert app subscribers have the ability to manage their alert preferences and the app adjusts the types of notifications sent, based on those preferences.