Emergency Management

DELCO ALERT - Delaware County Emergency Notification System

Whether it’s a severe storm, an Amber alert or a threat to your home or business – Delaware County residents now have an upgraded notification system where they can receive emergency notices through their phones, email and mobile devices.

Delaware County is one of five suburban counties using the Everbridge notification system, funded through Homeland Security. People can enroll in Delaware County’s DelcoAlert system in addition to the systems of other counties.

DelcoAlert continues to be a free service. It’s simple to register. Sign Up Today! https://member.everbridge.net/index/453003085612334#/signup

The enhanced system incorporates greater technological capabilities and flexibility. The new system will allow users to set up a preferred method of receiving alerts in a pre-selected order. The notification will be sent to all devices, from text and voicemail to email, in the order preferred by the user and stop when the user acknowledges receipt.

The type of notifications is greatly expanded. Municipalities and school districts can also use the DelcoAlert system. “The way people receive information is constantly changing and evolving,” Boyce said. “The County is committed to ensuring public safety and the most effective emergency response possible. In a mass emergency, we want to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible.”

Subscribers can opt in and opt out at any time for the types of alerts they want to receive. “The success of DelcoAlert is made possible when the majority of our residents take advantage of it,” Boyce said. “An informed citizenry definitely improves public safety.”