The Aspen - Pitkin County Emergency Telephone Service Authority launched Pitkin Alert in February 2009, a Roam Secure Alert Network™ for emergency notification. Public safety personnel can now quickly and reliably send alerts via email, text messaging, wireless and wireline phones. Emergency notifications will be launched through the Aspen - Pitkin County Communications Center for their entire dispatch area, which comprises Pitkin County and portions of Gunnison and Eagle Counties.
How Can You Sign Up?
Community members, residents and visitors alike, can sign up for Pitkin Alert by visiting pitkinalert.org
. Participation is voluntary, and a cell phone is not required to benefit from the Pitkin Alert system; users can register email accounts and wired telephones as well. Residents and visitors are asked to sign up for Pitkin County’s emergency notification via the Internet at pitkinalert.org
; where subscribers can select from preset alert topics. Alert options include severe weather advisories, road closures, accident notifications, evacuation notices, and more. Registered users will only receive messages for information they subscribe to, and the only cost to the end user is the nominal fee wireless carriers charge to receive text messages.