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City launches Mass Notification System – Notify Red Deer

November 29, 2016 1:52 PM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Starting today, residents have a new way to receive information from The City of Red Deer during emergency situations and for updates on snow zone plowing.

Notify Red Deer – The City’s mass notification system lets residents choose how they receive information (email, text, phone call), what information they want to receive from The City (such as emergency notices and snow and ice updates), and the addresses they want information on (home, work, child’s school, spouse’s work, and/or elderly parents). All registrants will receive emergency updates as it pertains to them, examples include flood warning, evacuation, or shelter in place.

“Notify Red Deer allows us to send critical information to residents instantly and in a way that they prefer to receive it,” said Julia Harvie-Shemko, Director Communications & Strategic Planning. “We encourage all residents to sign up as this will be the most reliable, timely way to share information during an emergency situation.”

Notify Red Deer also allows residents to receive a text message, phone call or email about when plowing is happening in their Snow Zone.

“We wanted to make it even easier for residents to find out when plowing is happening in their Snow Zone and now through Notify Red Deer, residents can get a text not a ticket,” said Harvie-Shemko.

Residents can sign up by visiting . First residents need to create a user name and password and then input their preferred communication methods, the addresses they want to receive alerts for, along with what information they want to receive.
The first 5000 residents who sign up will be entered to win a one year family recreation pass to use at any City recreation facility.

For more information, visit and the QA Backgrounder Notify Red Deer (pdf)

For more information, please contact: 

Julia Harvie-Shemko
Director, Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer


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