The Early Warning Notification System (EWNS) allows Emergency Managers and public safety first responders to rapidly alert and warn the public in the event of emergencies.
The EWNS is used to alert and warn residents and businesses of Riverside County in the event of emergencies such as wildfires, floods, hazardous materials, severe weather, and certain law enforcement incidents. The EWNS is part of a group of alert and warning tools used in Riverside County. To register phones other than traditional landline phones (cellular phones, Voice Over Internet Protocol or VOIP phones), please use the registration link below. Traditional, landline phone numbers are automatically registered -- even if the number is unlisted. You can also register your email address to get notifications via email. If you have already registered you can update your information by logging in to the Swift911 Portal.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)
Q: What will the EWNS be used for?
A: The EWNS is used to alert and warn residents and businesses of Riverside County in the event of emergencies such as wildfires, floods, hazardous materials, severe weather, and certain law enforcement incidents. The EWNS is part of a group of alert and warning tools used in Riverside County. Other systems include the Emergency Alert System (EAS), and the Emergency Digital Information System (http://www.edis.ca.gov).
Q: What phone numbers are part of the EWNS?
A: The primary phone number for every business and residence in Riverside County with a traditional, landline phone service, whether it is a listed or unlisted phone number.
Q: Are cell phone numbers or Voice Over IP (VoIP) part of the system?
A: No. Currently cellular and VoIP providers are not mandated to release their records to public safety agencies. You may add your cell phone and VoIP numbers via the RivCoReady Web site at; www.RivCoReady.org, then click on the EWNS tab to register and add these numbers.
Q: Can I receive EWNS notifications via email?
A: Yes. When registering you can add your email address.
Q: I have a landline. Can I also get phone and text notifications on my cell phone?
A: Yes. Emergencies won’t always happen when you are home. We encourage all residents to register their cellular phones as well. The EWNS can also send text notifications
Q: Is there a smartphone app that I can use to get alerts?
A: Yes. Residents can also receive alerts by downloading the Swift911 Public App on their smartphones and registering within the App. Once registered, you can log into both the Public App and web portal at any time to update your contact information. See links below to download the app for your type of phone.