Emergency Notifications

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Tompkins County SIREN  is the official emergency notification system used by the City of Ithaca to communicate with community residents during emergencies, replacing the Swift911™ mass notification system.  TC SIREN  or Tompkins County Safety & Incident Real-Time Emergency Notifications, is a free service that allows individuals to receive alerts sent from local authorities to stay informed on potentially hazardous situations involving weather, traffic, and other emergencies.  

The City of Ithaca also has lists designed to keep our citizens up-to-date on daily operations.  Please consider subscribing to these following lists:

  • Emergency Alerts
  • Odd/Even Parking Notifications
  • Construction Updates
  • Water Notifications
  • Street Cleaning Notifications
  • Potential Ice Jams
  • Activation of Emergency Snow Routes

SIREN allows residents to receive alerts via phone, text, and email, and answer poll questions that will give local officials critical information during emergency situations.  

Individuals who were previously signed up in the Swift911™ system will be automatically enrolled into SIREN; however, everyone is encouraged to create a profile in the new platform to ensure that your contact information is up-to-date.

There are several ways to sign-up or change the current information we have on file for you:

SIREN Web Portal
Simply click on this link and follow the instructions to provide your information: https://www.tompkinscountyny.gov/SIREN

Text SIREN to 67283

Alternative Methods
You can also use the QR code below, contact the Tompkins County Department of Emergency Response at (607) 266-2633, or email SIREN@tompkins-co.org.

Find a list of frequently asked questions about Tompkins County SIREN.

Please remember, we can only alert you of an emergency or inform you of important happenings if we have your correct contact information, so please sign up today and ensure your contact information is kept up-to-date.

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