Vernon’s Emergency Management Officer David Emery is urging all Town residents to sign up to receive personalized alerts via phone, text, or email about emergencies that affect you and your loved ones. The service is free and the alerts are relevant and localized (based on home/work addresses, as well as your current location). You will receive reliable information from state and federal agencies and local first responders. You choose your delivery method (voice call, SMS text, email, or all of these); you enter your frequent locations (home, work, school, daycare), and you select the alerts you wish to receive (life threatening emergencies, severe weather, traffic conditions, public health notifications, or Amber Alerts—missing person notifications). Signing up is free and completed online in less than 5 minutes. Go to