Everbridge Mass Notification System
Make sure you are signed up with the City’s Everbridge Mass Notification System if you want to receive alerts for tornado warnings, severe thunderstorm warnings, chemical emergencies, a state emergency declared by the governor, a national emergency declared by the president, or other emergencies as directed by the mayor, City management, or coordinator of emergency management.
Everbridge alerts are pre-recorded telephone messages made to publicly-listed phone numbers. If your name and landline phone numbers are currently listed in the white pages or yellow pages or you previously signed up for the City’s Blackboard Connect system, you are automatically in the Everbridge system. With Everbridge, you control how you receive messages. Messages can be sent by cell phone, landline, email, text message, fax, pager, and more, but you must register that information by opting in to the Everbridge emergency notification system. This service is free to the public. Sign up for Everbridge Mass Notification.
The City of Burleson’s Emergency Management Division is partnering with Fort Worth Emergency Management to help special needs residents when an emergency arises.
This service is available for both Tarrant County and Johnson County residents who live in Burleson. The partnership allows the City to provide the Special Needs Assistance Program (SNAP) for residents who are dealing with permanent disabilities. SNAP is only for emergencies. You can register online. For more information, see the news release (PDF).
Outdoor Warning System
All residents and businesses are also alerted to weather emergencies via the Outdoor Warning System. The siren system has both voice and sound (siren, horns). There are 2 types of weather alerts:
Tornado Alert (MP3): The tornado alert includes a voice message, followed by a 3-minute siren, and ends with a repeat of the voice message.
Severe Weather Alert (MP3): The severe weather alert includes a voice message, followed by a 30 second discontinuous horn, and ends with a repeat of the voice message.
The Outdoor Warning System is not designed to be heard indoors. When the
outdoor warning system is activated, citizens should not go outside to
hear the message or call 911 to ask why the system is activated.
Citizens should go inside, seek shelter in an interior room of their
home and tune to a weather radio or TV/radio for more information.