York County Department of Fire and Life Safety
Emergency Management and Support Services


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When an emergency strikes, will you know what to do, where to go or where to get more information? You may, if you sign up for free emergency alerts from York Alert.

In less than five minutes, you can register to receive emergency alerts which may be sent to your cell phone or e-mail, so you have instant access to information to help you protect yourself and loved ones.

York Alert is an Emergency Notification System (ENS) that allows the County to provide you with alerts before, during and/or following an emergency/disaster by calling your telephone, cell phone and/or sending text messages to your:

  • e-mail account (work, home, other),  
  • cell phone,
  • text pager,
  • BlackBerry,
  • Smartphone, etc.

When an emergency/disaster threatens, occurs and/or may be imminent, York County may notify you with updates, instructions on where to go, what to do, or what not to do, who to contact and/or other important information.

York Alert registration is offered at no charge. However, your carrier may charge you a fee to receive messages on wireless device(s). This service does not replace existing public safety warning methods also used by the County and is only as reliable as the wireless carriers service.

York Alert is a "Whole Community" notification system that is open to all York County citizens, employees, businesses, visitors and/or commuters.

The York Alert ENS sign-up page allows you to add other means of communication to the York Alert ENS, in addition to your current home phone “land line” if you have one.