The City of Elizabeth is revamping a messaging alert service to help residents access important and valuable community information when and where they need it simply by signing up.
Examples of messages include traffic issues, service weather advisories or community events/ meetings, as well as other relevant safety and community information. The service is secure, reliable and easy to use. You decide what information you want and whether you want it sent to your cell phone, email or simply over the web.
As a resident, there are several simple ways to register to receive COE Alerts:
1) Use the link above, which directs you to the form to fill out
2) Text your ZIP CODE to 888777 from your mobile phone, or
3) Speak with someone in the Public Information Bureau at 908-820-4124, who can assist you with sign up.
A lot of announcements are listed on our City of Elizabeth Facebook, Twitter or Instagram pages, however, if you do not have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can still get alerted to these important messages through a text, email or web message.
Sign up for COE Alerts today. You choose the information you want, for the addresses you want, all delivered at no cost. Please take a moment to register. You can also access our Frequently Asked Question page for additional information.
We also ask that you let your neighbors or friends in the community know about COE Alerts and encourage them to register. We believe this service will allow us to keep you informed in the most convenient, reliable way possible.
If you have any questions or need help signing up, please call Public Information at 908-820-4124.
Please watch this tutorial if you need help getting you started: VIEW HERE
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
What are COE Alerts?
COE Alerts use an application to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates about the community to your cell phone, mobile device, home phone, work and/or email account. In the evert of an emergency, public safety agencies such as City Hall, Police or Fire Department will be able to provide emergency information directly to you. all you have to do is sign up for a free COE Alerts account. Click to register now!
What is a COE Alerts Account?
Each person may sign up for a COE Alerts account. you can add multiple devices (cell phones, smartphones, tablets and email addresses) to your COE Alerts account. Alerts can be sent to all devices listed in your COE Alerts account.
How do COE Alerts work?
In an Emergency situation, an alert may be sent by emergency response agencies by text, email or voice recording to your mobile device, home or business phone. Check these messages promptly and follow the instructions Additional instructions may follow throughout the emergency situation so keep your phone near you. Even if the cell phones are busy, text messages may still come through to your phone.
Who sends out alerts?
COE Alerts are managed by the City of Elizabeth’s Bureau of Public Information. The service is free to register and is available to all residents in Elizabeth and more. Questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What type of alerts will be sent?
Residents are given the option to sign up for Emergency Alerts, Advisory Alerts or Community Alerts or may choose to receive all alerts. These may include information about severe weather, street closures, events or disaster notifications. A few examples of the type of messages that can be sent through COE Alerts are:
• Notify residents of the location of the nearest emergency shelter, hours of operation during a crisis (i.e: storms, blizzards, power outages, extreme heat or cold)
• Notify residents of available evacuation routes during an emergency
• Road Closures
• Weather Warnings
• Power Outages
• Health Alerts
• Event announcements, which may impact Traffic and Parking
• Event Announcements
• Block Watch Meeting Announcements
• Festivals or Parades
• Parking or Garbage rules suspended
How do I prevent SPAM filters from blocking my alerts?
Internet Service Providers and email systems utilize various methods to prevent unsolicited commercial email (Junk mail or spam) from being delivered to users’ mailboxes. Some of these methods may mistakenly classify COE Alerts as such and not deliver the alert to the recipient. Each ISP has different set of steps to follow to assure these alerts get delivered directly to the users’ mailboxes. Typically, the sender’s domain name must be added to an address book or ‘safe list’. To assure you receive an email from COE Alerts, please add everbridge.net to your address book or safe list.
Everbridge is the service provider for the COE Alerts System and email messages will be sent from the everbridge.com and everbridge.net email system. For questions or assistance, you may contact us at email@example.com.
Why should I enter my address?
While an address is not mandatory, COE Alerts can be tailored to a particular area. When you enter an address, such as your home, work, child’s school or a relative’s home, the address is geocoded within the mapping system. A map system allows emergency personnel to focus their alerts down to a specific neighborhood or any entire city. If you don’t include at least one address, you may miss an important alert or receive alerts for the entire City of Elizabeth.