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Jefferson, Deschutes counties to send out test messages Aug. 10, to Crooked River Ranch residents.

Local public safety agencies are planning an emergency notification exercise mid-morning Saturday, Aug. 10.

The Deschutes County Sheriff's Office, Jefferson County Sheriff's Office, Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue, Deschutes County 911 and Frontier Regional Dispatch will send out a test message via the Deschutes Alerts and Frontier Regional Alerts programs around 10 a.m. to residents of the Crooked River Ranch Fire District.

The Crooked River Ranch community, which has approximately 5,000 residents, spans both Deschutes and Jefferson counties, with the majority of the community located within Jefferson County. The entire community is served by the Crooked River Ranch Fire and Rescue.

Deschutes Emergency Alerts and Frontier Regional Alerts both utilize Everbridge as a solution to notify residents and provide them with critical information quickly in a variety of emergency situations.

Notifications are routinely sent out for dangerous law enforcement incidents, missing persons and evacuations. Local public safety agencies want you and your family to be prepared for the wildland fire season, and any other emergency.

The message will clearly indicate it is a test message and will encourage the recipient to update their profile. Crooked River Ranch residents are encouraged to sign up for alerts from both Deschutes and Jefferson counties, as events can impact both sides of the county line.

To sign up for or modify your Jefferson County (Frontier Regional Alerts) account, go to member.everbridge.net/index/892807736724035#/login.

To sign up for or modify your Deschutes Emergency Alerts account, go to member.everbridge.net/index/892807736723736#/login.

The message will also ask the recipient to encourage friends, family and neighbors to sign up for emergency alerts. Residents can receive messages in the form of Everbridge Contact Bridge App (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play), text, voice call, email as well as TTY (text telephone). Participants can provide up to 11 contact paths to receive notifications. Once receivers respond that they received the message, it will stop notifying them unless an updated message is sent out.

If you did not receive a test message, you are probably not signed up or have not updated your profile with current address and contact information. Go to the sites above to sign up.


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