On January 1, 2018, Aitkin County is updating its current Emergency Notification System. Our updated system has increased options that put the subscriber in better control of the messages you will receive.
This FREE SERVICE can be used in case of fires, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted. If widespread, the entire community could be called. The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.
The service will also allow you to customize the type of alerts you receive. When you sign up, you will see a wide menu of options and the opportunity to restrict when you receive alerts as well. The system will also request a confirmation of reception to prevent multiple calls to every listed device.
Aitkin County residents and visitors are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, vacation property and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. It is important to register, especially if you use unlisted numbers, cell phones, or VOIP. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified by the Emergency Alert System in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy.