Alert Gaithersburg is a notification system that can immediately contact subscribers during an emergency or relay time-sensitive weather, traffic and public safety information. It delivers important emergency alerts, notifications and updates to several electronic devices simultaneously, including multiple e-mail accounts (work, home, etc.), cell phones, text pagers, and wireless PDAs.
Many events can significantly disrupt our lives. With the Alert Gaithersburg system we are able to communicate quickly and efficiently to Gaithersburg residents. It is our goal to have all residents subscribe to this critical service.
When an incident or emergency occurs, authorized senders will instantly notify subscribers with instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and other important information. This system also allows emergency messages from Montgomery County's Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to be sent via the Alert Gaithersburg system.
Subscribers will automatically receive emergency messages from the City of Gaithersburg and Montgomery County Government, and may also opt to receive messages regarding traffic and weather emergencies from Montgomery County.
Please note that while signing up for Alert Gaithersburg is free of charge, your wireless carrier may charge a fee to receive text messages. Please check your wireless service agreements for details. Alert Gaithersburg text messages will be kept as short as possible to minimize the impact of any carrier fees.
Alert Gaithersburg complements myGaithersburg, the City’s weekly e-mail news service. While Alert Gaithersburg is generally reserved for emergency and on-going situations,myGaithersburg keeps you up to date on City news, programs and events, cancellations, employment and bid opportunities, and much more.
The Alert Gaithersburg system was funded and is maintained with grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security through the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.
To subscribe to Alert Gaithersburg, update or change your contact information or remove yourself from the Alert Gaithersburg system please visit http://alert.gaithersburgmd.gov. For more information please contact the Gaithersburg Police Department at 301-258-6400 or firstname.lastname@example.org.