This service is available to all residents of and visitors to Dane County.
You can sign up to receive emergency notification by text, Email or both. Signing up will enable county and local officials to alert you about potentially life-threatening and public safety emergencies in your community. Residents and visitors who sign up may be contacted through this system on behalf of local authorities with information about emergencies like:
You can also sign up to receive text and Email messages for notification of severe weather Watches and Warnings issued by the National Weather Service.
When signing up, you will be prompted to create a new Rave account. You will also be asked to provide your address and contact information, such as your Email address or your cell phone number for text messages.
Dane County contracts with Rave Mobile Safety to provide emergency notification services. The information you provide when subscribing to receive emergency alerts is sent directly to and stored securely by Rave Mobile Safety. This information is not made available to Dane County or any other entities, and will be used for public safety notification purposes only.
Thank you for signing up.
The Rave system will send you a confirmation code by text message. To make this process easier, it is recommended that you have your cell phone with you when you start the sign up process.
Phone number confirmation is a system security measure for your protection. This is necessary to assure that it really is your intention to sign up and that no one else is signing you up without your knowledge or approval.
You have the option of confirming either by text or by phone call.
The phone number confirmation process is also required for any additional people added to your account. Again, to make this process easier, it is recommended that you have these phone devices readily available for confirmation.
You will receive notification of emergency situations that include any location you have included in your profile. (Work, school, child care, family member’s residence, etc.)
We highly recommend that you use your email address as your User ID. This will assure your User ID is unique. It will also make your record easier to identify in the future if you ever have a need to update your profile or unsubscribe from the system.
Rave Mobile Safety's SMS short codes include: 226787, 67283, 78015, 77295 and 81437.
Texting "STOP" to any of these short codes will cancel Alert messages that are sent from all four. Texting "START" to any of these short codes will resume / reinstate the Alert messages.
Please note that while Rave Mobile Safety does not charge for this service, message and data rates may apply. Depending upon your current mobile phone service plan and contract, your carrier may charge for text messages. Please refer to your current mobile phone service plan and contract for additional information.
We recommend that you enter 608-260-8735 in your phone’s contact list as “Dane County Notification System.” This will help to assure you recognize that future notifications are not unwanted spam.