Reverse 9-1-1 Test in Grand Lake Thursday
May 22, 2012
The Grand County Sheriff’s 911 Center will be launching a test Reverse 9-1-1 call in the Grand Lake area on Thursday, May 24.
Between 1:30 and 2:15 p.m. residents with a landline, who live in the Grand Lake area near Columbine Lake, Rangeview subdivision, and the north and west side of US Highway 34, will receive the call.
Robert Florquist, Communications Supervisor for the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, is overseeing project and will be assisted by a communication officer-in-training, and two other communication staff members.
“We want to alert people and let them know not to panic, it’s only a test,” Florquist said.
“If it was a real emergency, the message would be much more detailed. This is only a test.”
The 911 Center is testing their reverse 911 program that was set up by CenturyLink/ComCast.
After the test, Florquist will get a report with details of the test including how many phones were called in the area selected, how many people picked up the phone and listened, how many phones picked up by answering machine, and how many phones were not picked up.
If residents in the selected area didn’t get the call, they can notify the Sheriff’s Office to find out why they didn’t get the call.