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Citizen Alert and Emergency Notification | Spokane, WA
ALERT Spokane | Emergency Notification

ALERT Spokane.  Spokane County has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) called ALERT Spokane, which can send emergency messages via telephone, cell phone, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), text, TTD/TTY or email to residents and businesses located within Spokane County. 

ALERT Spokane can be used by emergency response personnel to notify specific areas of a high risk situation, including information about fires, floods, release of hazardous materials, missing persons, contaminated water, criminal activity, and other situations. 

Your caller ID will display Emergency and the number 1-866-419-5000.  Should you need to replay the emergency notification, redial 1-866-419-5000. 

Residents with landline phones are already in the county's database and should receive automated calls.  Residents can call back the system's toll-free number (866) 419-5000, to hear notifications again. 

NOTE:  If you are not a resident of Spokane County, please contact the Emergency Management Office in your county to sign-up for your local emergency notification system.

Click here to register for ALERT SpokaneVolP must be registered to receive alerts.  If you have local phone service provided by CenturyLink or Frontier, your landline is in our database. Cellular phones may be registered here as well, or:

Code RED Mobile Alert app.  If you prefer not to register, there is a mobile app for smartphones (Android/Google Play and iphone/itunes) called CODERED.  If you download the app and follow the steps on the app to receive notifications, ALERT Spokane will geolocate your smartphone and send an alert to you when used by emergency response personnel.

When ALERT Spokane is used by emergency personnel,
it will only send alerts if there is an emergency situation that may impact you. If the call is picked up by an answering machine or voice mail the system will leave a message. If the number is busy or there is no answer the system will try two additional times to make notification to that number. ALERT Spokane will also send alert messages via text (charges may apply) or email.

When you register, please review the terms and conditions located at the bottom of the registration page. You will have the option of choosing the language you'd prefer to use both to sign up and receive messages in from English, Spanish, Russian and Chinese.

Frequently Asked Questions


For registration assistance only:
Emergency Communications Network
By phone: (866) 939-0911
By email:  https://ecnnetwork.com/contact (not monitored)
For Spokane County specific questions:

By email:  alertspokane@spokanecounty.org
Under Washington State Law (R.C.W 42.56.230(9)) voluntarily submitted information contained in a database that is part of or associated with enhanced 911 communications systems, or information contained or used in emergency notification systems as provided in RCW 38.52.575 and RCW 38.52.577 is exempt from public disclosure.

Additional Resources
  • Animal sheltering.  SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service) at (509) 477-2352 and HEART (Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team) provide emergency animal shelter for small and large animals.  Dogs should be on leashes, cats in carriers or containers, and horses on halters and lead rope.  Take any special foods or medications, along with instructions.  Chickens are usually welcome also.  The shelter is usually set up at the Spokane County Fairgrounds, 401 N. Havana in Spokane. 

  • Monitor air quality.  See if your health may be affected due to air quality conditions. 

  • The American Red Cross provides disaster services to the Spokane community and surrounding area.  To find available assistance: 
    (509) 326-3330