Swift911™ is a high-speed Emergency Notification System that alerts residents to emergency situations, including severe storm warnings, road closures, or water problems in the local area. The program has the capability of delivering prerecorded messages to the Towns of Barre, Hubbardston, Oakham, and Rutland via phone calls, emails, and text messaging. The system uses a publicly available list of phone numbers that can be removed or updated by both residents and businesses. Some phone numbers are not in the system and residents are encouraged to update their information, contact preferences, or to add additional phone numbers and email addresses.
These are critical notifications of life safety events that may require persons near the event in question to take specific life safety actions. Examples may include evacuating a specific area, refrain from accessing a particular area, shelter-in-place, or lockdown. The specifics of each scenario may be different, so residents are encouraged to read instructions carefully.
From time to time, local municipalities may choose to distribute nonemergency information relevant to each particular town. Such information may include parking bans, transportation issues, major local events, anticipated traffic disruptions, changes to hours of town services, etc.
The National Weather Service issues watches, warnings, and advisories from time to time. You can also sign up to receive only the severe "warnings" by subscribing to the "Worcester County NWS Severe Weather Alerts" through the portal. These alerts are delivered via email and text only.
*** Messages are posted by the National Weather Service (NWS) and can come in at ANY TIME day or night and at ANY FREQUENCY.***
Urgent Life Safety
You may also subscribe to the "Worcester County Urgent Life Safety Alerts" list which will not provide severe warnings such as winter storms, etc., but will notify you of some alerts which require immediate action for life safety.
These are delivered by phone, text, and email.
Included in Urgent Life Safety Notifications: Avalanche Warning, Ashfall Warning, Civil Danger Warning, Civil Emergency Message, Earthquake Warning, Flash Flood Warning, Hazardous Materials Warning, Local Area Emergency, Radiological Hazard Warning, Shelter In Place Warning, Tornado Warning, Tsunami Warning, Tsunami Advisory, Typhoon Watch, Volcano Warning.
These lists are for all town employees within the Rutland RECC coverage area and will be used by department heads to notify employees of important notifications. (You will have to request to join these lists)
Kid & Senior ID
These lists are to notify the public when the Rutland RECC will be attending a public event and processing Ids for either children or seniors. (Read more about these Ids by Clicking Here)
1) Sign up below for an account if you have not already done so.
2) Once registered, login to the portal below
3) Once logged in, click "add subscriptions" and select the lists you wish to subscribe to.
If you are using a mobile device or tablet, you may be directed to the app store