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City Encourages Residents to Sign Up for Smartphone Twitter Alerts


COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The City of Colorado Springs Office of Emergency Management, Colorado Springs Fire and Police Departments have enrolled in Twitter Alerts, an emergency notification feature delivered directly to subscriber phones.

Twitter Alerts enable the City to quickly provide vital, time-sensitive information to help the public better prepare for and respond to an emergency. Below are details:

  • Residents that sign up to receive Twitter Alerts will receive a notification directly to their phone whenever the account they subscribe to marks a Tweet as an alert.
  • Notifications are delivered via SMS, or text message. Twitter for iPhone (5.10 or higher)or Twitter for Android (4.1.6 or higher) users will also receive a push notification.*
  • Alerts appear differently on a subscriber’s home timeline from regular Tweets; they will be indicated with an orange bell.

To subscribe, go to one of the following:

City of Colorado Springs                            www.twitter.com/springsgov/alerts

Colorado Springs Fire Department            www.twitter.com/CSFDPIO/alerts

Colorado Springs Police Department        www.twitter.com/CSPDPIO/alerts

Twitter Alerts is a complementary service that adds to but does not replace official emergency notification services. Residents are also encouraged to register for the Emergency Notification System (reverse 911) at www.elpasoteller911.org. Enhanced 9-1-1 means that 9-1-1 centers have the ability to see the address and phone number for a caller who dials 9-1-1 from a landline phone.

The use of or mention of the name Twitter does not constitute an endorsement.