The Emergency Notification System (ENS) is a system that allows Delta County to immediately notify citizens within a designated area of a current or potential life threatening via their hard wired and cell telephones. Should the ENS be activated, a recorded voice message will be "launched" by the Delta County Sheriff's Office. This message will deliver precise information to the homes and businesses within the designated area.
The system is also capable of delivering messages via TTY (text telephone) for the hearing impaired. If the system dials a residence and gets a voice, it gives a spoken message. If it detects a TTY, it delivers a TTY message.
With any automated system there are limitations. One limitation of the ENS system is that if the phone line has any type of blocking device or prompt that requires the caller to press a key in order to complete the call, the device will prevent delivery of the message to that location. A second limitation concerns the newness of the area in which the event is occurring. The system may not have all phone numbers for a newly developed area, which will cause some residences or businesses to be left out of the delivery of the message. Even with these limitations, this system has proven to be a valuable tool for Delta County
Cell phones are not excluded from the system, but the cell phone number must be registered in order to receive alerts. See the CodeRED FAQ's for more information.
Mobile users can also download the CodeRed mobile app.
Emergency Alert System
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) transmits national, state and local warning messages that can be used to notify you, your family and friends about emergency situations. In many cases, the EAS can and does save lives.
The system is designed to automatically break into regular programming to provide guidance to your specific viewing or listening area. The EAS uses a digital system that broadcast stations, cable systems, participating satellite companies and other services use to send and receive emergency information. This provides the public with timely emergency life-saving messages.
The EAS also can turn on specially equipped consumer products such as car radios, pagers and other devices to receive an EAS alert and warning.