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Posted on: November 3, 2017

[ARCHIVED] ALERT SPOKANE Emergency Notification System to be Tested




ALERT SPOKANE Emergency Notification System to be Tested


Spokane County’s Emergency Notification System, ALERT SPOKANE, will be tested on Tuesday, November 7th at 9:00 AM. This is a county-wide, all call for landlines and self-registered phone lines. There is no need for you to take action if you receive the call; emergency personnel are merely testing the system to ensure it is operational as needed, and to encourage additional residents to enroll to receive future notifications.

The Caller ID will read 866-419-5000 or “Emergency Comm,” and the message will say, “This is an important test message from ALERT Spokane. This is only a test.  We’d like to encourage all residents and businesses in Spokane County to enter or update your contact information, including cell phone numbers and email addresses to ensure all the data in our system is accurate and current. Please go to and click on the ALERT Spokane logo to access the registration page. ALERT Spokane is powered by the mass notification system CodeRED. You can also download the CodeRED mobile app which is available on Android and iOS platforms.”

The test process will ensure the efficiency and speed in which emergency notifications will be delivered when the system is used during an actual emergency.

"We are encouraging everyone to visit our website to register or update their contact information. If your phone number is not in our database, you will not receive a call when an important notification is launched," said Chandra Fox CEM, Deputy Director of Greater Spokane Emergency Management.

Individuals who use a cell or VoIP phone as their primary number should add or update their contact information through the online registration.

For those who would prefer not to register, the mobile app is available on Android and iOS platforms. A link to the app can be found on the ALERT Spokane website:

ALERT SPOKANE enables city and county officials to effectively reach residents, businesses, and visitors by using the system’s capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media posts to better protect life and property.

Deputy Director Fox urges citizens to visit the ALERT SPOKANE website: to register and/or download the mobile app. Questions regarding this system test should be directed to [email protected]

Contact:  Greater Spokane Emergency Management


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