In the event of a community-wide emergency situation, a red bar will be scrolling at the top of the website home page with the type of emergency notification. Any additional information regarding the emergency will be posted on this page. For real-time notifications regarding emergencies through Frecom911 (Fremont County Sheriff and Cañon City Police Department), please sign up for Reverse 911 (Everbridge). You can also sign up for Weather Alerts.
FRECOM911 PRESS RELEASE
January 5, 2021
Frecom911 is working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff, and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. Frecom911 will begin using Everbridge Resident Alerts to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts at www.frecom911.com.
The Everbridge platform is funded and provided by the Fremont County E911 Board. The Frecom911 Alert system with Everbridge will replace the previous ‘Alert Fremont’ system. The Alert Fremont system will be discontinued on January 29, 2021. Residents and users will need to re-register with the new system. Frecom911 will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents in Fremont and Custer Counties about a variety of events, ranging from fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more—to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in publically available ‘white page’ listings will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.
“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said Bill Duggan, Executive Director. “The Everbridge emergency notification system allows Frecom911 to disseminate this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to realtime public information when they need it the most.”
“A resilient, comprehensive critical communications system is an essential tool for Fremont and Custer Counties that need to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Everbridge is proud to have been selected by Frecom911 as a critical component of its public safety and emergency response program.”
Everbridge provides a unified critical communication suite that helps clients be better prepared, make better decisions, and respond quickly and confidently during disruptive events. When an incident happens, whether it’s a natural disaster or an IT service outage, we automate communications to ensure that the right messages get to the right people at the right time. Widely recognized by analysts as the market leader, Everbridge solutions are trusted by clients in all major industries and government sectors to connect with over 50 million people around the world. For more information about Everbridge, visit www.everbridge.com, read the company blog, http://www.everbridge.com/blog, and follow on Twitter and Facebook or www.frecom911.com