If we can’t REACH you, we can’t ALERT you!

GCEM Media Release

Release:  161221-01
Contact:  Patrick Lonergan, (406) 582-2395

If we can’t REACH you, we can’t ALERT you!

Bozeman, MT – Gallatin County launches new “If we can’t REACH you, we can’t ALERT you!” campaign for emergency notifications.  Gallatin County has launched the Community Notification System, as an upgrade to our old mass notification system, to better meet the notification needs of our community.  The Community Notification System provides many new options for people in Gallatin County to receive emergency notifications that previously were not available to emergency officials.

People can now choose many different options on how to be alerted, but they must register in the Community Notification System so we know how to notify them.  Patrick Lonergan, Gallatin County Emergency Manager explains, “It used to be everyone had land line telephones associated with a physical address.  However today this is the minority and people use a large variety of different tools, not associated with an address, to communicate.  With the Community Notification System we can now send emergency notifications to people the way they want, but they have to tell us what those are.”

People can learn more about alerting with the Community Notification System, and register, at https://www.ReadyGallatin.com/community-notification-system.  Emergency officials in Gallatin County will always do our best to get critical information to those who need it, and with the help of our community registering the notifications will be even quicker.

Remember: If we can’t REACH you, we can’t ALERT you!

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