Dane County Emergency Notification System – Are You Registered?

Department of Emergency Management

JOE PARISI, County Executive       CHARLES A. TUBBS, SR., Director

Dane County’s Emergency Notification System is used to alert people and provide important information during an emergency.  In the event of an emergency, officials can identify the affected area and send a message that describes the situation and recommends the protective actions residents should take. The system will automatically call out to all land-line telephone numbers within that geographic area and deliver a recorded message.

You can also sign up to receive alert messages on your cell phone, by text message, or by Email. These are a popular and effective means of receiving emergency information. You will, however, need to register your contact information in order to receive these alerts.

AtHoc Cloud provides these notification services for Dane County. Signing up with this service will enable local authorities to alert you about potential life-threatening and public safety threats in your community. Residents who sign up may be contacted with information about emergencies like:

  • Hazardous materials incidents
  • Emergency evacuations
  • Missing persons
  • Dangerous persons
  • Public health alerts

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 then be asked to provide your address and personal contact information, such as your email address or your cell phone number for text messages.

Dane County and AtHoc Cloud are serious about protecting your personal information. Your contact information will be used for emergency notification purposes only. Your information will not be used for any other reason and will not be released to the public.

Additional information on Dane County’s notification system and a link to sign up can be found at: https://em.countyofdane.com/warning


Emergency Planning Division
(608) 266-4330

Emergency Medical Services Division
(608) 266-4387

Hazardous Materials Planning Division
(608) 266-9051

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