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County-wide test of Emergency Notification System

November 13, 2018

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting a county-wide test of the Emergency Notification System to include the communities of Woodland Park and Cripple Creek. The test will take place on Tuesday, November 27th at 6 PM. The purpose of the test is to ensure the system works as quickly and efficiently as possible. The El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority will review the report after the system test to make changes to the system if needed.  The message will read as follows:

 

“This is the Teller County Sheriff’s Office. This is a test of the Emergency Notification System. This message is being sent to all residents in Teller County. This is only a test. No action is required on your part”. This is only a test.

 

An automated system has been set up to field calls that come in from residents that attempt to call the number that appears on the Caller ID back to reduce calls coming into the 9-1-1 centers. Calls will come from the number 719-387-7223.

 

A voicemail has been set up to field calls from the public that did not receive the alert, or need to make changes to their account and cannot because they do not have internet access. That number is 719-785-1971.

 

The Teller County Sheriff’s Office will take the lead on doing a press release to announce the test. They will also contact DOT to post a message on the highway signage announcing the test.

 

For more information contact:

 

 

Ben Bills

Public Information Officer

El Paso-Teller County 9-1-1 Authority

719.785.1900 | elpasoteller911.org

 

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