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Steven E. Smith
Warning Systems Program Manager

ALERT Franklin County Mass Notification & Warning System


ALERT Franklin County is a state-of-the-art mass notification and warning system designed to warn residents about emergencies and other important community news in all jurisdictions throughout Franklin County.

The system enables officials to provide critical information directly to you as emergencies happen.  The alerts provide information on where to go, what to do and how to stay informed through text message, email, cell phone, work phone and landlines.   

Text message is the fastest way to receive notifications.

ALERT Franklin County is customizable and allows residents to choose what kind of community notifications they want to receive, how they would like to receive them and the location they want to  receive them for. 

Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security and all jurisdictions within Franklin County are authorized to issue alerts. Alerts may go out to everyone with an account or to select groups of individuals depending on the type of alerts to which they subscribed or the geographic area impacted. 

Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security will warn you of severe weather, dam failures, terrorism, major hazardous material incidents, major aircraft accidents, significant civil disturbance, major utility disruptions, damage producing earthquakes and other warnings issued by the FCEM&HS Director.

Local jurisdictions will use ALERT Franklin County to notify residents about crime alerts, road closures, transportation incidents, utility outages, government closings and other important community news. 

You can register for notifications, update your current information and get more information about ALERT Franklin County online at


ALERT Franklin County - Warning YOU when it matters most! 

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