The Communications Authority serves all of Garfield County, Colorado, which has a population of 56,000. We answer an average of 250 calls per day, including 911 and non-emergency calls. We’re proud to serve as the essential link between seven law enforcement agencies, six fire/EMS agencies, and our citizens.
EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION SYSTEM
The Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority, has implemented a state-of-the-art emergency notification system (ENS) to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency notification system, provided by Everbridge, enables the Public Safety agencies within Garfield County to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, fires, floods, unexpected road closures, or evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods.
The ENS calls phone numbers that are in the 9-1-1 database, however citizens may register and recieve voice alerts on their cell phones as well as Voice Over IP phones. Citizens will also be able to receive text alerts on their Cell Phones, Email, Fax and Instant Messaging.
WHEN TO CALL 9-1-1
The 9-1-1 emergency number is for in-progress crimes and situations that pose immediate danger to life or property. Calls like this could include:
- Burglary in progress
- Something on fire
- A fight or assault in progress
- A medical emergency
- An accident where people are injured
9-1-1 is used to save a life, report a fire, or stop a crime. read more...