Swift911 is a high speed emergency notification system that alerts residents and businesses to emergency situations like law enforcement alerts, severe storm warnings, road closures, water problems, evacuations, and more. The system has the capability of delivering messages to the entire city via telephone, cell phone, email and text message. The system is used by the Police Department for emergency notifications and by City staff for important messages about city services. Residents and businesses can receive alerts by registering via the Swift911 link below or by downloading the Swift911 app on their smartphones. Once registered, you will have the opportunity to sign up for lists that you may find useful by searching for list subscriptions. Swift911 is one example of using current technology to make it easier for residents and businesses to receive communications from the City of Milford and the Milford Police.
**This System Has Replaced The CODE Red System Previously Used**
KEEP INFORMED BOTH AT HOME AND ON THE GO
Your local public safety agencies rely on Swift911™ to give you reliable and fast information. These can include:
Public Safety Alerts
Emergency Notices and Instructions
Important Local Notices
You can subscribe (or unsubscribe) to specific alert types. Your information is always kept private and confidential – it’s only for your municipality
HOW WILL I RECEIVE THESE ALERTS?
Alerts or notifications from your local agencies will be sent by one or more of the following:
A voice call to your home and/or mobile numbers
A text message to your mobile phone
An email to one or more addresses
SIGN UP NOW!
Signing up is easy. The system will already have your home number if it is listed. Include your mobile phone, office number and emails when you sign-up. Here are some ways to sign up:
City of Milford website
Download the Swift911 public mobile app – It’s free and easy to use!
Text Swift911 to 99538 – Use your mobile phone and click on the link in the text message and follow the instructions.
WHY SIGN UP?
You have more control of how you are alerted – you can choose which numbers are called first
You will be able to receive text messages and/or emails for urgent events from Police and City staff
You can view/listen to past alerts
It helps to keep you informed
SWIFT911™ PUBLIC SMARTPHONE APP
The FREE mobile app is available for Android, Apple (IOS) and Windows phones. Register through the app or login (if you have already registered). The app uses GPS location services – if you are in an area where an emergency alert is activated you can receive the information (even if you are not subscribed to that location’s list). Receiving push notifications makes it even easier to know what you need when you need it.
GET THE MOBILE APP!
You can go to the app store on your phone or just text Swift911 to 99538 and click on the link in your text message. You will be able to download the mobile app. It’s free!