Traditionally, VECC has relied on landlines to call and warn you of emergencies or evacuations. However, with many of us switching to cellphone-only households, landlines aren’t an option. The only way to receive these types of calls on your cellphone is by registering those phone numbers with VECC. You can also register your email address.
Visit http://www.vecc9-1-1.com/voip-registration to register your VOIP, cell phone and/or email address.
This system only serves addresses that fall within the boundaries of Salt Lake County, Utah. If you are trying to register a phone number to an address outside of Salt Lake County, Utah, be aware that the system is unable to make emergency notifications regarding incidents or impacted addresses that occur and/or fall outside of Salt Lake County, Utah.
Who or what is VECC?
When you dial 9-1-1 from Midvale City you will be talking to dispatchers at the Salt Lake Valley Emergency Communications Center. These dispatchers respond to your call for help and dispatch needed firefighters and police officers. These same dispatchers can also send out emergency notifications to you and the community. If you see “0000000000” on your Caller ID, you should answer the phone because that will be VECC calling with important information.
What types of emergencies will prompt a phone call?
These emergencies include “…disasters, or critical information under the authority of the responding public safety agencies, emergency management, and/or municipal administrations. It will be used to notify those homes and businesses at risk within the affected area and will provide information regarding the incident and/or actions to take (such as evacuation). Additional necessary instructions or information, (such as shelter locations), may also be provided.”