Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sign Up to Receive Emergency and Non Emergency Alerts

In the very near future the City of Rolla will be using the Everbridge system for Citizen Alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency. Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.

With the Everbridge system, the City of Rolla will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and in process violent crimes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms– cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more – ensuring that residents and town/city staff receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the City’s 9-1-1 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.

"We have a commitment to protect our citizens to from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we selected the Everbridge system,” said Chief Mark Kearse. “The Everbridge mass notification and interactive communication system ensures the City will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individual in the case of an emergency.”

Everbridge SmartGIS System can deliver messages to you any way you want—on your home phone, cell phone, email, and more. This way, we can reach you in any emergency. We may also use the system in non-emergency situations to let you know about important City-related events, such as meetings, parade closures, or street cleaning changes.
How does it work?

The process begins when the City issues a message about a potential safety hazard or concern. Messages will be sent to all standard voice and text communication devices, including listed land line phones, cell phones, e-mail, and more. If you don't confirm receipt of the message, the system will try to reach your second contact number or email. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you.

The success of this service relies on YOU. Having your latest contact information is the only way to ensure that we can contact you in an emergency. Please update your contact information as soon as possible. Updating is easy and only takes a few minutes, just go to https://member.everbridge.net/index/1332612387831861#/login and sign up for these emergency alerts.

Thank you in advance for you cooperation and participation in this important program.

Rolla Police Department

Edit 4-3-2014: Additional information from PCSO:



Phelps County Sheriff's Department
Sheriff Richard Lisenbe
500 West 2nd Street Rolla, Missouri 65401
Office (573) 426-3860                Fax (573) 426-3857

News Release


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                       CONTACT: Richard L. Lisenbe
April 1, 2014                                                                                    Sheriff

 Phelps COunty Keeps Citizens Safe with
Everbridge SySTEM for Citizen Alerts

Citizens and Businesses Can Sign Up to Receive Emergency and Non-Emergency Alerts

Phelps County is now using the Everbridge system for Citizen Alerts to communicate with thousands of businesses and residents in minutes in the event of an emergency.  Everbridge is an industry-leading interactive communication and mass notification solutions provider that helps organizations save lives, manage critical activities and improve the efficiency of daily operations.

With the Everbridge system, Phelps County will be able to alert residents about severe weather, fires, floods, toxic environmental issues and in process violent crimes. Messages can be sent to individuals using a variety of contact mechanisms– cell phone, landline, email, text messaging, fax, pager, and more – ensuring that residents of Phelps County receive life-saving emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens listed in the Counties white or yellow pages will be automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. In addition, the County plans to use the Everbridge system to notify residents about other important activities, such as road closure.

"We have a commitment to protect our citizens from any danger that threatens our community. The ability to reach all residents quickly during an emergency in order to warn them and provide guidance is critical to upholding that commitment, which is why we selected the Everbridge system. “The Everbridge mass notification and interactive communication system ensures the County will be able to react quickly and efficiently to reach each individuals in the case of an emergency.”

To sign up for emergency alerts, please go to this website:

3 comments:

Ray Schweikhardt said...

How do I opt-out?

Rob Hribar said...


See the additional information from PCSO posted in the article above for the "opt-in / opt-out" options.

Specifically the paragraph that reads:

Citizens listed in the Counties white or yellow pages will be automatically subscribed to alerts by landline, though any individual may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.

City of Rolla said...

To opt out, you do not need to create an account. You can simply call Rick Hope at the Phelps County Sheriffs Dept at 573-426-3860.