MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morris County has moved to a new Emergency Alert System called AlertMorris. Residents are encouraged to sign up for AlertMorristown to receive emergency alerts by email, text or phone.
The start-up of the “AlertMorris’’ emergency notification system, a countywide network to provide up-to-the-minute emergency messaging to residents throughout Morris County. Disasters and major events do not stop at town lines so this new system will allow towns and the county to post events and updates on one system.
“Under the AlertMorris banner, we are significantly improving our emergency notification capabilities to residents, businesses, and those who do business or travel through Morris County,’’ said Morris County Freeholder Director Doug Cabana. ““It meets our increasing security and notification needs as we close in on the year 2020 and beyond.’’
Each Morris County municipality will have the ability to get the right message to the right user at the right time from any device connected to the internet, and in just a few seconds. AlertMorris also offers a free Smart911 signup option for county residents, providing a greatly enhanced and potentially lifesaving 9-1-1 emergency call service for anyone who registers for it.
All county residents are encouraged to sign up:
Signing up is simple: Create your profile by visiting the Morris County website: https://morriscountynj.gov/about/municipalities/. Just click on the green “Reverse 911 Signup” icon for your town to register through your municipal notification system.
Morris County government, through the Board of Freeholders and the Office of Emergency Management and the Morris County Communications 911 Center is financing AlertMorris and its Smart911 component at no cost to Morris County’s municipalities. **(see below)
Users have the ability to enter multiple addresses located in multiple jurisdictions within a single profile. If you care for a loved one who lives in another Morris County town and want to be notified of issues affecting that person’s municipality, your one registration process will satisfy that need.
For questions about AlertMorris or Smart911 contact your local police department or the Morris County Office of Emergency Management at 973-829-8600. And, sign up now!