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☷ Summit County Colorado - Summit County Utilizes SC Alert for Wildfire Notifications 13 June 2022

☷ Summit County Colorado - Summit County Utilizes SC Alert for Wildfire Notifications 13 June 2022

Summit County , state Colorado
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   Summit County residents and workers are encouraged to subscribe to community notifications at SCAlert . org
   Contact: 
   Adam Kisiel
    , Summit County Public Affairs Coordinator
   SUMMIT COUNTY – Summit County Emergency Management continues to use the Summit County Alert Community Notification System ( SC Alert ) to inform the public of all emergencies affecting the county , including wildfires through alerts via phone , text and/or email .
   “As we continue to see longer wildfire seasons , we want to ensure that everyone is aware of all channels of communication we use to inform our community of emergency situations , ” Summit County Emergency Management Director Brian Bovaird said . “We encourage everyone to ensure they’re subscribed to SC Alert as one of the many ways we are disseminating time - sensitive public information . ”
   Summit County residents who are not already signed up for SC Alert can do so on the Summit County website (
   www . SCAlert . org
    or
   www . SummitCountyCO . gov/1149
    ) . Local residents and workers who are already subscribed to SC Alert can visit the site to review their settings and confirm their contact preferences .  
   “Considering last summer’s Ptarmigan Fire and the high potential for another wildfire this summer , we are urging our community to take precautions , and be prepared , ” said Commissioner Elisabeth Lawrence . “We have been disseminating county wide communications covering personal preparation , evacuation kits , and home mitigation measures to help save your home from burning in the event of a nearby wildfire . We hope that community members will utilize these resources and register for SC Alert to ensure that they are wildfire ready . ”
   Local government agencies throughout Summit County use SC Alert to send community notifications by phone , email and text to keep community members informed of events such as evacuation notices , utility outages , public health emergencies , severe winter storms , wildfires and floods . SC Alert is also used to communicate non - life - safety information , such as planned road closures , utility repairs and service interruptions .
   Users may add phone numbers , email addresses and text numbers into their SC Alert accounts , and the system is compatible with TDD/TTY devices for those with hearing impairments . Summit County encourages all current SC Alert users to log in to the system periodically to ensure their settings , preferences and contact information are up to date .  
   “SC Alert is a great tool for residents to receive critical public information , including info related to wildfires , ” Bovaird said . “It is among the best ways we have to get in touch with you . ”
   To subscribe to SC Alert , or to manage your account , visit
   www . SCAlert . org
    or
   www . SummitCountyCO . gov/1149
    .  
    
   
   

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