Spokane County has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) called ALERT Spokane, which can send emergency messages via telephone, cellular phone or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to residents and businesses located within Spokane County.*
*If you are not a resident of Spokane County, please contact the Emergency Management Office in your county to sign-up for your local emergency notification system.
This system may be used by emergency response personnel to notify specific homes and/or businesses that may be at risk during an emergency. Specific information about the emergency event will be provided.
You will only be called when the address associated with your phone number(s) is impacted by an emergency. If the call is picked up by an answering machine, it will leave a message and not retry the call. If the number is busy or does not answer, the system will make two additional attempts. The caller ID# you will see is (509) 532-8979. Note: the system can also contact TTY/TDD devices used by the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.
IMPORTANT: To ensure that you receive a message designated for your area, please sign-up all phone numbers connected with your home, including your cell-phone numbers and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) numbers. If you do not have a land-line (Century Link and Frontier are the only local providers), signing up is the only way to receive alerts.