Audio: Fairfax Alerts Offers Customizable Emergency Alerts
Posted at 10 a.m.
A couple of months ago, we changed our emergency alerting system from the Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN)* to Fairfax Alerts.
Sulayman Brown with our Office of Emergency Management (OEM) says there are several advantages to the new system, including that you can register multiple devices — up to 10 delivery methods like home phone, cellphone, email, text messaging and more — to receive emergency messages from Fairfax Alerts.
Brown adds that one of the major advantages of Fairfax Alerts is the ability to customize your weather alerts, not only for specific work or home locations, but also times during the day or night when you don’t want to receive weather alerts. You get to pick the types of weather alerts you wish to receive, along with traffic and public safety alerts.
It’s simple. If we can’t reach you, we can’t alert you. So sign up right now for emergency alerts from Fairfax Alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts.
* Note: If you were registered in CEAN, that service will end on Oct. 1. To continue receiving alerts for weather, traffic and emergencies, you must register for Fairfax Alerts at www.fairfaxcounty.gov/alerts