The Douglas County Citizen Emergency Notification System (CENS) can be used to notify the public with important information during an emergency.

Douglas County officials can identify the affected area and send a phone message that describes the situation and recommends the protective actions residents should take. This phone system will automatically call out to all land-line and opt-in telephone numbers within that geographic area and deliver the recorded message once a voice is heard. 

Douglas County currently receives all landline phone numbers from the local phone companies. These phone numbers are all automatically enrolled and will receive alerts based on their home address. For people who only have cellular phones, VoIP (voice over internet) phones, or for those people who want to register additional phones, you will need to register your phones.

If you haven't already done so, Glide Fire District encourages all residents who don't have landline phones to register their cell phone numbers with the Douglas County Sheriff's office.  To register your wireless or VoIP phones, please:

For additional information about registering your phone, go to:, and select "Emergency Notification System" from the menu.