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Dane County Emergency Management

Text, Email & Social Media

Text Messages & Emails from Dane County

You can sign up to receive emergency notification by text and Email. This service is available to all residents and visitors to Dane County.

Signing up will enable county and local officials to alert you about potential life-threatening and public safety threats in your community. Residents and visitors who sign up may be contacted by local authorities with information about emergencies like:

  • Armed person/active shooter
  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Gas Leaks
  • Missing persons

You can also sign up to receive email and text 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 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.

Rave Mobile Safety provides emergency notification services for Dane County. Dane County and Rave Mobile Safety are serious about protecting your personal information. Your contact information will be used for public safety notification purposes only. Your information will not be used for any other reason and will not be released to the public.

Clicking on the sign-up button below will take you to Rave's service sign-up page.

Third-Party Email and SMS Weather Alert Services

There are numerous commercial services available that can provide warning messages. The National Weather Service maintains a list providers of a wide range of alerting services. Visit this site for more information.

Social Media

Following assessment of an emergency that may affect the public, Dane County Emergency Management, in coordination with local first responders, will issue a notification to Facebook and Twitter.

These should be considered supplemental sources of information, and not a source for life-safety emergency notification.