In 2004, CAPCOG used homeland security grant funds to purchase a regional Emergency Notification System (ENS).
This system uses a "reverse dialing" telephone method to notify members of the public of critical emergency information in situations where property or human life is in danger.
Originally, the system would only contact only those persons with regular, land-line telephone service. With the rise in the popularity of cellular telephones, an increasing number of persons no longer maintain traditional telephone service. Instead, they rely exclusively on their cellular telephones as their residence telephone. In response, CAPCOG has added the ability to notify you on your cell phone if there is an emergency near your home, business or other location.
Persons may link their cellular telephone number to one or more locations within the 10-county CAPCOG region, including their homes, businesses and the homes of relatives. If a participating local government activates the system for an area that contains a location that has been registered to a particular cellular telephone number, the system will attempt to send the emergency message to that cellular telephone. PLEASE NOTE: This notification system only works within the Bastrop, Blanco, Burnet, Caldwell, Fayette, Hays, Lee, Llano, Travis and Williamson Counties.
Emergency notification messages are initiated by local public safety agencies as one of several methods of relaying vital information to their citizens.
To register for this service, click here.
If you have previously registered and want to make changes, click here.