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Emergency Notification System 

Dear Brenham Resident:

As the Communication Director for our city, we have contracted with Everbridge to provide an Emergency Mass Notification System. During an emergency, utilizing Everbridge's system, we will be able to quickly send important information to our residents via email, text message and/or voice call.

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Authorized staff members will collect and facilitate these messages. Everbridge already possesses a substantial database that contains some residential contact information. But, you may want to access the opt-in site via the link and review or supplement your contact information. There is no charge to you to participate. We hope that you will take time to participate in this program, so that we may better communicate with you during an emergency.

If you have signed up for DeltAlert in the past, your contact information is being transferred to Everbridge and you won't have to sign up a second time.

Thank you,

Pam Ruemke


The City Council authorized the formation of the Brenham Emergency Communications Department on December 5, 2002. The department dispatches for all public safety agencies located within Washington County. Those agencies include the Brenham Police Department, the Washington County Sheriff's Office, the Texas Department of Public Safety, the Brenham Fire Department as well as 10 county fire departments, the Burton Police Department, Blinn College Police Department, Animal Control, Washington County EMS and First Responders, Texas Parks and Wildlife, county constables, Texas Alcohol Beverage Commission and the Texas Rangers. Communications also answers and dispatches all 911 calls for Washington County and all non-emergency calls for the agencies listed above. The department also answers and dispatches for City Utilities on weekends, holidays and after hours.