By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)–The Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS) uses listed and unlisted numbers in the region’s 911 database to alert residents of life-threatening emergencies and San Bernardino County updates this database every six months.
TENS is a proven success, and has placed hundreds of thousands of calls during wildfire and flood events since its creation in 2004. However, the 9-1-1 database only includes landline telephones, so other numbers must be registered. If a resident wishes to receive an emergency alert text message on their cell phone or an emergency call on their Voiceover Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone, they must register the number in the system. TENS is only used in potentially life-threatening incidents such as an evacuation during a wildfire or earthquake.
To sign up, click on https://www.sbcfire.org/. Scroll down to “Prepare for emergencies,” then click on “register now.”