In 2010, the City of Irving implemented a mass notification system known as iALERT. This system uses a "reverse dialing" telephone method to notify members of the public with critical emergency information in situations where property or human life is in danger and inform subscribers of events affecting them.
In addition, the mass notification system provides enhanced notification capabilities to a subscriber's home, cell or business phone, as well as email, text messages, hearing impaired receiving devices and more at no cost. In other words, subscribers select where messages are sent and how they are received.
Subscribers can choose what type of notifications they wish to receive. Notifications can be sent for air quality issues, crime alerts, power outages, road closures, mosquito control, and water outages.
If the City of Irving activates the system for a location that has been registered to a cellphone or land line number, the system will seek to send the emergency message to that phone.
Notification messages are initiated by the local public safety agency as one of several methods of relaying vital information to citizens.
Visit the iAlert website Opens a New Window. and enter your contact information into the notification system. If you are unable to register online, call (972) 721-2100. Callers will be prompted for their personal contact information.