Brighton encourages residents to sign up for notification alert system
The City of Brighton’s Office of Emergency Management is encouraging individuals that live or work in Brighton to register for the FirstCall Emergency Notification System. The system is administered through the Adams County Communications Center and designed to contact residents in an emergency situation where there is a risk of significant harm, an urgent threat, or when a general notification is needed.
The system is currently set up to contact landline phone numbers within the geographical jurisdictions of Brighton, Commerce City, Northglenn and unincorporated Adams County. However, people wishing to receive alert messages via cell phone, text message or e-mail, must register their information at https://alertregistration.com/adamscountyco. Residents must register under the address in which they’d like to receive notifications. The system is geographically based so residents wishing to receive alerts via cell phone for both home and work addresses must register the same number twice.
The FirstCall System will only be activated in an emergency situation. When such a threat occurs, a brief message will be sent to those who have opted into the system, updating them or instructing them to seek additional information from other sources. Some of the notifications residents might receive relate to missing children or persons, hostage situations, shootings, structure fires, chemical releases, and natural disasters; as well as non-emergency situations like road closures and debris removal instructions after a severe storm.
Although this is a functional emergency notification system, it is not intended to be the sole source of emergency notifications. FirstCall can also make no guarantee that every person will receive an emergency notification in every situation since phone lines may be down, cell phones may be turned off, etc. This system should be considered a supplemental notification system and all Adams County residents are encouraged to take ownership of their own preparedness through developing family disaster plans, building 72-hour Emergency Kits, listening to NOAA weather radios and being aware of their surroundings and weather conditions. More information on preparedness can be found at: http://www.readycolorado.com.
People that live or work outside of Adams County that wish to receive emergency notifications for that area should contact their local dispatch centers for registration information.