MEDINA COUNTY MASS NOTIFICATION SYSTEM

**Follow the URL below to sign up for Medina County's Emergency Alert System**

**The citizen sign-up page has recently been updated.  When you sign in, your current username will be in all lowercase letters and you will be prompted to change your password.  If you never log-in to the new system, you will still receive message as you have before.

 

https://member.everbridge.net/index/892807736721853 

 

 

Medina County continues to implement the County Mass Notification System provided by Everbridge, which is one of the leading emergency notification system providers.  Recently, we have updated the Everbridge Mass Notification for Citizen Alerts that is able to notify the residents of Medina County (to include city, township, and villages) about community alerts (if your community uses the system in this way) or emergency incidents such as SWAT calls, Hazmat spills and AMBER Alerts.  This system is one tool that can be used to reach as many residents as possible in a time of need.  Messages can be sent to residents on any communication path desired – cell phone, home phone, email, text messaging, fax, pager, PDA and more – ensuring that residents and County staff receive emergency information and important public service announcements in minutes. Citizens and businesses listed in the County’s white pages directory that have land-line phones have been automatically subscribed to alerts by phone.  Citizens and businesses may self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. This system is free to use and you may change your preferences as often as you like.  The updated system will accept your username in all lowercase letters and your current password, however, the first time you log in you will be prompted to change your password.

 

Please note that Everbridge will not be used for weather warnings.  If you would like to be up-to-date regarding weather alerts please consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio with battery back-up for your home or business.  The most accurate weather forecasting comes from the Subject Matter Expert Meteorologists at the National Weather Service in Cleveland. 

If severe weather arises in your community please rely on your local television news channels and your NOAA weather radio for the most accurate information.

 

"The jurisdictions within Medina County are working together to protect our citizens from danger that can threaten our communities. The ability to reach as many residents as possible using multiple tools during an emergency to warn them and provide guidance is our goal as community partners; Everbridge Mass Notification for Citizen Alerts is one of those tools,” said Christina Fozio, Director of the Medina County Emergency Management Agency. “The Everbridge emergency notification system is another way to be able to assist residents on how to react accurately and efficiently in a natural disaster or other crisis.”

 

**If you are unable to sign up due to a disability please contact an elected official within your jurisdiction who can assist you or call the Medina County Emergency Management Agency at

330-722-9240 between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm and we will be more than happy to sign you up over the phone.** 

We would like you to be able to make changes to your profile at your convenience so we encourage everyone to learn self-registration if you are able!!

 

 

Download an informational brochure here: Citizen Sign-Up

 

 

AWARENESS

 

We will use this tool to contact you during emergency events.  In some cases, you may receive a combination of email, voice, and text (SMS) messages, depending on how you sign up.  Each message will have an introduction, main content, and a confirmation component lasting no longer than 45 seconds.  When received, please follow the instructions to confirm receipt of the message. If you feel as though you have been mistakenly contacted (ex. you do not live in that jurisdiction, you did not sign up for that alert) please check your citizen sign up page first to make sure all your information is correct.  If you still have questions, please call the Medina County Emergency Management Agency as there are circumstances this may happen.

 

How Do I Respond?

 

EMAIL

*       The email will be sent from: "The Medina County Emergency Notification System"

*       Read the entire message.

*       Click the link provided within the email to confirm receipt of the message.

TELEPHONE/VOICE

*       You must press "1" after the system greeting to hear the message.

*       The main content of the communications will follow.

*       To confirm receipt of the message, Press "1" a final time.

SMS/TEXT

*       You will receive a text message on your mobile phone or PDA.

*       Read the entire message.

*       Reply with "Yes" and send to confirm receipt of message.

 

**Please do not re-dial the caller ID number unless prompted to do so.  If you have questions, please call the agency or jurisdiction where the message was originated during normal work hours.  You may want to save the caller ID so you know what it is on future alerts.**