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If We Can’t Reach You, We Can’t Alert You

Emergency Notification System

When a disaster strikes, or an emergency situation arises, you want to know about it. Because of the enhanced emergency notification system, residents in Larimer County can receive emergency notifications on their cell phones, business phones, via text messages, and e-mails in addition to receiving phone calls on their traditional home phones. You must sign up at www.leta911.org to take advantage of this free, expanded service. If you don’t sign up, you will still receive notifications on your traditional home phone, but nowhere else.

You Choose How, You Choose Where

The enhanced system provides residents with choices. You choose how you’re contacted: cell phone call, text message, e-mail, home phone, etc. Plus, you also have the ability to choose the locations you want to be contacted about. Residents can sign up to get alerts about an emergency, such as wildfire, flood, or critical police activity at home, work, or school. That means, you could receive notifications on your cell phone about your home AND your child’s school.

How To Sign-Up

You must sign-up online at www.leta911.org to take advantage of the free expanded service. If you are interested in receiving alerts about more than one location, you will need to completely fill out the sign-up form for each address. For example, if you would like to receive alerts about your home and your kids’ school, you will need to register twice: once using your home address and once using the address of your children’s school.

How it Works

The old emergency notification system only called residents on traditional home phones. Over the last several years, many residents have done away with landlines and use cell phones as home phones. Plus, mobile offices and busy lifestyles require that Larimer County public health and safety officials have the ability to reach citizens when they’re on the go. The enhanced system will continue to call residents using their traditional home land lines, even if you don’t register for the enhanced service. But it will also allow residents to enter other information so that we can notify you in multiple ways.

When you submit your cell phone, e-mail address, business phone number and other information (or the “how” we should reach you), you are giving public health and safety officials more opportunity to contact you, and improving your odds of staying informed.

Emergency notification is a free service provided by the Larimer Emergency Telephone Authority (LETA), there is no cost to sign up. The system is funded through monthly surcharges on hard wire (traditional), wireless, or voice over internet telephone services. Keep in mind, if you register a cell phone, call and text messaging charges will apply.

What is LETA?

LETA is a partnership between 25 government and public safety agencies of Larimer County including the Town of Estes Park. LETA supports 9-1-1 emergency communications to make Larimer County emergency notification consistent and effective. For more information, or to sign up for the enhanced service, visit www.leta911.org.

 

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