Thursday, February 9, 2012

Would you like to be informed of an emergency?

When it is appropriate, we want to inform you during certain emergencies when yours or others public safety is in jeopardy. We have received three requests so far this week from our local law enforcement for assistance by issuing our “CRESA Alerts” Emergency Notification. Instead of you calling 9-1-1 during an emergency, we call (or email) you to inform you of an emergency situation in your neighborhood that affects public safety, often times with further instructions.


The types of emergencies that we have issued CRESA Alerts have been for the following:

  • Lost or endangered children and sometimes adults who have been last seen in your neighborhood

  • Urgent police actions that affect your safety with instructions to stay (Shelter-in-Place) or evacuate your home

  • Hazardous materials spills or releases, again with further instructions to stay or evacuate

By default, our system uses traditional landline phone numbers tied to your Clark County address. If you do not have a traditional landline phone but use services such as Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) or Comcast phone service you need to register your phone number and address with us to be included in the registry.

Also, you need to register your wireless phone numbers to tie it back to your home address, regardless whether you have a separate landline phone or not.

So, now it’s up to you to register. CRESA ALERTS SIGN UP HERE

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