Morris County has moved to a new emergency alert system called AlertMorris. In our towns, it is called AlertChester.
With AlertChester, you can receive emergency alerts by email, text, phone, or whichever method of communication you prefer.
Sign Up for free here.
If you were a member of the County’s old notification system, Everbridge, your information was forwarded to AlertChester. But we ask that you register again, so we are sure to have captured everyone in the new system. Registered users will receive periodic e-mails from Smart911 to update their contact information.
AlertChester automatically signs you up for Smart911 which provides you and your family with potentially life-saving Smart911, which is an important and free emergency 9-1-1 call component for those jurisdictions (including Morris County) who’s 9-1-1 center utilizes this product.
Working with Rave Mobile Safety, the county first rolled out Smart911 in late 2017:
Smart 911 is FREE, and your information is secure, accessible only to a 9-1-1 call taker. This service can provide key information to responders that can make your family safer. For example:
- Address Details: How to access your home, number of bedrooms, location of utility shut-offs, and if you live in a multi-family building;
- Family Details: Number of residents, ages, photos of children, and your landline and mobile phone numbers;
- Medical Information: Medical conditions of certain residents, medications taken/required, allergies, mobility of residents, and if special equipment is needed in an emergency;
- Animals: A list of your pets, service animals and livestock, and their names so responders are aware of them as they enter your home. Also, include the name of your veterinarian;
- Emergency Contacts: Family members, friends or neighbors to be contacted in case of an emergency;
- Vehicles: Make, model and license plate number in case of a motor vehicle accident.
Residents can offer as much or as little information to first responders through Smart911 as they wish.
Alerts on Social Media
Chester Police media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter are Chester Police NJ and @ChesterPoliceNJ.
Morris County’s social media alert accounts on Facebook and Twitter, @MCUrgent, also have changed their names to @AlertMorris. Get updates from OEM and multi-jurisdictional emergency alerts through your favorite social media platform! If you’d already signed up for @MCUrgent, there’s nothing to do – you’ll see @AlertMorris in your Twitter and Facebook feeds. Otherwise, follow @AlertMorris today!