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Be Informed

An informed citizen knows:

  • The types of disasters and emergencies that may likely occur in their area
  • How local authorities will send notifications and how to receive important information
  • The difference between different weather alerts and what actions to take in each
  • CPR, First Aid, and how to use an AED
  • What actions to take to protect themselves during disaster

The below resources can empower you to become an informed citizen and Boone County Ready.

Boone County Ready Alerts

Boone County Ready Alerts is the official emergency notification and alerting system used by the Boone County Office of Emergency Management (BCOEM) and Boone County Joint Communications (BCJC). The emergency notification system, Boone County Ready Alerts, is powered by Smart911 and includes various tools for all entities of our community. Click on each link below to learn more about what each tool offers our community.

Sign up now to receive alerts, notifications, and timely safety information from the Boone County Joint Communications (BCJC) and the Office of Emergency Management (OEM). Receive alerts, notifications, and timely safety information via text, email, and/or voice message by texting Smart911 to 67283 and download the Smart911 app. Get emergency information directly from Boone County officials and 911. You choose the notification method and topics you want to hear about.

Sign Up for Boone County Ready Alerts

  • Type: Alert
  • What: Threats to life and property, active shooter, severe weather, traffic information
  • How: Text, email, phone call, app

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Training Opportunities

The Boone County Office of Emergency Management offers a wide variety of trainings, exercises and educational programs. Check our calendar for upcoming training opportunities or request one for your organization. We'll work with you to tailor information to meet your needs.

Request Training

Our partners throughout the community also offer trainings to citizens, schools, businesses and other organizations. Types of training available in the community include: