Chief Jeff McMenemy
City of Glendale
Assistant Chief Scott Walker
City of Phoenix
This committee consists of high level officials from police and fire departments of the member agencies. The committee was formed in December 1993 to provide additional participation by management in the coordination of the MAG Regional 9-1-1 System.
CENS, or Reverse 9-1-1®, is the Community Emergency Notification System. The system is designed to rapidly notify an affected area of an emergency by sending a recorded message through the telephone system. CENS uses the 9-1-1 database to extract phone numbers determined by the circle or area drawn on the CENS map. CENS launches a prerecorded message to the telephone numbers in the area defined.
Cell and VoIP phones are not part of the 911 database. You now have the option to register your Cell or VoIP phone with the CENS system. You will only receive CENS notifications based on the address you provide for your Cell and or VoIP phone.
Residents wishing to self-register their cell phones or VoIP phones in the CENS program must do so through the self registration link on the website at: www.911alertsyou.com. Registrations completed by 5:00 p.m. will be added to the CENS system overnight.
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In an effort to make information delivery faster, MAG has implemented an e-mail notification system that will make it easier to receive documents such as agendas, minutes and reports. Through a free subscription service called GovDelivery, MAG member agencies and the public will have better access to information that is posted on the MAG Web site.
The subscription service monitors specific Web pages for changes, and when a change is detected, the service sends an e-mail to subscribers notifying them of the change. Users can choose to subscribe to as many of the pages as they wish. There are about 130 monitored pages on the MAG Web site.
As a subscriber, you can choose not only what information you receive, you can also choose how often you receive it—immediately, daily, or weekly.
To subscribe, simply click on the link on the page that says “Sign up to receive email updates.” Users can also click on a Quick Subscribe link on various pages to see a full list and subscribe to any of the MAG pages. To subscribe, only a few pieces of information will be required, such as e-mail address, delivery preferences and organization.
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