Emergency Notification Telephone System
(ENTS)– If you are a resident of Monroe County, you are already enrolled in a
program that could save the lives of you and your family. ENTS is designed to
allow emergency management professionals from the Police, Fire, and Emergency
Medical Services, as well as Monroe County Department of Public Safety, to
contact you by telephone in the event of a civil emergency. An automated phone
message would be directed to each phone in a specified area notifying residents
of impending or active emergency conditions, disasters, or health warnings.
These messages could include information about AMBER Alerts, law enforcement
notifications regarding dangerous or life-threatening conditions, or hazardous
materials incidents. Some may even require some form of response from the person
answering the phone to ensure the message was received, or to verify a home was
occupied or vacant in the case of evacuation.
WHAT IF I don’t have a hard-wired, land-based telephone? If you have a
Voice-Over I.P. (Internet) phone, or use a cellular phone exclusively, you can
still benefit from this service. Click on the hyperlink below to enroll in the
Emergency Notification Telephone System, and your number will be added to the
REMEMBER – only Emergency Services agencies
will have use and access to your number, and use of this system. ENTS can only
be activated in the event of an emergency by specified personnel in the public
safety community. ENTS will never sell or distribute your phone number or
personal information to third-party vendors.