The Pitkin County Emergency Communications Center will test it's new cellphone-based alert system on Thursday, March 1st at 3 p.m. Cellphone users between Aspen and Aspen Village will receive this test alert.
It is similar to the Amber Alert system that local cell phone users may be familiar with. This alert system will only be used in instances where there is an immediate threat to life or property. Cell phone users do not have to sign up and register to receive these types of alerts.
Pitkin Alert will continue to be useful for receiving less emergent alerts including traffic accident/delay alerts, local Mountain Rescue Aspen and Sheriff's Department press releases, and severe weather alerts.
Local residents who have not yet signed up for Pitkin Alert are encouraged to do so by clicking HERE
For more information on the FEMA alert system click HERE