City of Goodyear, Arizona
For Immediate Release: Sept. 17, 2010
Reverse 911 for cell phones now available for Goodyear residents
GOODYEAR, ARIZ. (Sept. 17, 2010) When disasters strike or emergencies happen, Goodyear residents can now receive Reverse 911 calls on their cell phones. City residents can register up to three cell phone numbers per household/email, linking those mobile contacts to their home addresses.
Once registered, residents will receive emergency notification on their mobile phones regarding any emergency occurring in the area or involving their home address. Notification is sent regardless of the whereabouts of the cell phone user. Whether residents are at home, work, shopping or traveling, they will receive emergency notifications via Reverse 911 once they are registered.
This is an ideal tool for family safety planning, enabling parents, children and caregivers to stay abreast of dangerous or emergency situations such as law enforcement activities, utility failures and fires like the disastrous blaze that left many homes in San Bruno, Calif., in ashes after a gas line ruptured.
To register cell phones for the Reverse 911 system, Goodyear residents can log onto www.goodyearaz.gov, click on the Reverse 911 registration icon and enter the information requested. Residents will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of submission with instruction for completing the activation process. Once registered, the cell phone numbers will be added to the active list of numbers to be contacted by the Community Emergency Notification System provider and Maricopa Association of Governments.