Emergency Notification Exercise Planned for Sisters Area


Released by: Sgt. Nathan Garibay, Emergency Services Manager


Release Date: June 21, 2019




Local public safety agencies are planning an emergency notification exercise mid-morning on Saturday, June 29th, 2019.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District, and Deschutes County 911 will send out a test message through Deschutes Alerts around 10 AM that morning to residents of the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District.


Deschutes Alerts is utilized to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office and the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District wants you and your family to be prepared for the upcoming wildland fire season, and any emergency.


The message will clearly indicate it is a test message and will encourage the receiver to update their profile in Deschutes Alerts, which can be done at www.deschutes.org/911/alerts. The message will also ask the receiver to encourage friends, family and neighbors to sign up for emergency alerts.  Residents can receive messages in the form of Everbridge Contact Bridge App (available on the Apple App Store and Google Play), text, voice call, email as well as TTY (text telephone).  Participants can provide up to 11 contact paths to receive notifications.  Once receivers respond they received the message, it will stop notifying them unless an updated message is sent out.


If Sisters area residents have trouble receiving or signing up for messages, they are encouraged to contact the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District during business hours (8 am to 5 pm weekdays) at 301 South Elm Street or by phone at 541-549-0771.


Please do not call 911 for assistance with notifications and reserve 911 for reporting emergencies.