City Of Laramie And Albany County To Deploy New Countywide Alerting System

By: Aaron Parecki

Albany County and the City of Laramie are now working with Everbridge, the worldwide leader in unified critical communications, to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements. Albany County and the City of Laramie will begin using “Albany Countywide Alerts” in early August to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events. Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts by going to AlbanyCountywideAlerts.org.

Emergency responders will use the Everbridge emergency notification system to alert residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance. Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact paths—cell phone, text, work phone, home phone, email and TTY/TDD — to ensure real-time access to potentially lifesaving information. Residents listed in the LARC 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Everbridge allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out. Questions can be submitted to the Albany Countywide Alerts at (307) 721-5374 or AlbanyCountywideAlerts@CityofLaramie.org.

“We have a commitment to ensure public safety, community awareness and emergency response. To uphold this, when critical information and public service announcements are available, we need to reach our residents as quickly and reliably as possible,” said Chief Dale Stalder. “The Everbridge emergency notification system allows the City & County to send this information across all types of devices, ensuring residents have access to real-time public information when they need it the most. Albany Countywide Alerts will replace the previous system and residents need to register for the new system.”

“A resilient, comprehensive critical communications system is an essential tool for Albany County and City of Laramie managers that need to notify thousands of residents and businesses rapidly and efficiently,” said Jaime Ellertson, CEO of Everbridge. “Everbridge is proud to have been selected by the City of Laramie Police Department as a critical component of its public safety and emergency response program.”