“This system is also known as the Ruidoso on Alert system that you may have heard about, and the function that it serves is all about keeping our community and those in it safe in the event of an emergency,” said Debi Lee, Village Manager. “The important thing for people to understand is that in order for you to be able to receive these notification calls, you must register your phone number with the database. If you don’t do this, we can’t contact you.”
What will E911 Emergency Notification be used for?
Once your information is entered into the database, it allows police, fire, emergency services and utility services to notify about situations including:
• Forest fires/wildfires
• Evacuation procedures
• Hostile or potentially dangerous situation near your home
• Missing or endangered person (child/adult)
• Extreme weather
Who can register for E911 Emergency Notification?
• All homeowners in Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs and Lincoln County
• All business owners in Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs and Lincoln County
• Any home, business or cell phone number
• Property owners/property managers who have property in Ruidoso, Ruidoso Downs or Lincoln County
Anyone can self-register online at CallMeRuidoso.com, or registration worksheets are available at Village Hall, the Ruidoso Police Department, the Ruidoso Fire Department and the Chamber of Commerce. These worksheets can be filled out and turned in to Village staff for entry into the database.
“With fires season at our doorstep, it is the perfect reminder to take the time to get your information into the database,” said Interim Fire Chief Harlan Vincent. “And it is also a great time to remind everyone in the community that it is absolutely crucial that homeowners and business owners have their property addresses prominently displayed to insure that it can be easily and quickly identified by emergency personnel.”
Any questions regarding registration in the Call Me Ruidoso system should be directed to Tawnya Lucero at 575-258-4343.