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The City of Framingham uses multiple notification and warning systems to make sure emergency alerts are delivered to the people who need the information. Make sure you are signed up for the systems that require subscription and understand how they are used for emergencies and other types of communications.
|AlertSense is the City of Framingham’s primary alert system. Residents can sign up to receive emergency alerts and severe weather warnings that could directly impact you and your family. The City of Framingham is able to send emergency alerts via text message, email, pager, or voice mail (in extreme cases) based on preference.
Registration is required and can be done by texting Framingham to 38276 or by signing up online here.
Framingham Smart911 / Rave Telephone Alerts
|Smart911 is a system used by Framingham Emergency personnel to send time-sensitive messages via phone, email and/or text. Residents can also use this service to build a profile with pertinent medical information to help first responders during an emergency. This information is stored in a secure database and only transmitted when you call 9-1-1.
Framingham Notify Me
|Notify Me is currently utilized by the City to provide a variety of alerts to residents via text message and email. Residents can sign up for alerts in different categories such as beach availability alerts, news and announcements, public works notices, sanitary sewer overflows, and more.
Registration is required for each type of alert.
and Social Media
|Municipal websites & social media accounts are a reliable source of information about local severe weather, emergency situations, and disasters. Follow the City of Framingham, Framingham Police Department, and Framingham Fire Department on Facebook.
Families of the Framingham Public Schools (FPS) can stay up-to-date on school delays and closings on the FPS website and social media.
Also, Portuguese-speakers can join the City of Framingham WhatsApp group to be connected to official updates from the City.
Public Transportation Alerts and Updates
|The Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority (MBTA) provides important communications regarding public transportation. The Massachusetts Regional Transit Authority (MWRTA) also provides updates on the MWRTA website.
Registration is required for MBTA alerts.
Emergency Alert System (EAS)
|The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national warning system that uses radio, television, and satellite channels to broadcast important public safety information during times of emergency. When an EAS alert is issued, you will hear a tone followed by an audio message. Participating television broadcasters will also display a visual message.
|Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) are sent as text messages to your cell phone based on your location (you will only receive notifications if you are in the area of the emergency). WEAs have three alert categories: Imminent Threat, AMBER, and National. Your phone must be WEA-capable and turned on to receive an alert. Check with your provider to learn more.