Swift911 Mass-Notification Alert System, a system that will enable local governments to alert residents to matters of urgent importance, and also can be used by residents as an everyday tool to stay informed of non-emergency information of importance to them.
The new system, implemented through the County’s Emergency Communications (911) Center, will be used by the County, the City of Ithaca, and other municipalities in the county. It can send an immediate message via phone, text, email, fax, or social media—which can be used either in a comprehensive fashion, such as in a major emergency, or focused to a specific geographic area. It also can provide timely information to subscribers who have a particular need or interest.
Everyone is urged to register to opt in for Swift911 alerts. While all published telephone numbers have already been uploaded into the system, many are not in the system because they have unlisted, unpublished, or cell phone numbers. It is important that all provide and update their contact information to ensure emergency information can be communicated to everyone in a timely manner. Once registered in the system, you can customize your contact information and subscribe to receive notifications (such as the City’s Odd/Even notification mentioned above.)
You can subscribe to receive these notices by registering on the Tompkins County website at www.TompkinsCountyNY.gov (Click on the Swift911 icon that will appear there shortly), or by going to mp.swiftreach.com on your mobile device (or text “Swift911” to 99538). You can either install the mobile app or enter your contact information in your web browser.
You may also register by contacting the Village of Trumansburg Clerk’s Office at (607) 387-6501 or email firstname.lastname@example.org