Alert and Emergency Center

Spokane County has an Emergency Notification System (ENS) called ALERT Spokane, which can send emergency messages via telephone, cell phone, or Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to residents and businesses located within Spokane County. 

NOTE:  If you are not a resident of Spokane County, please contact the Emergency Management Office in your county to sign-up for your local emergency notification system.

For more information, and to register:


Spokane's Alert Center allows you to view all alerts and emergencies in your area.  If there are alerts or emergencies, they will be listed by category on the following website.

Sign up to receive emergency messages via telephone, cell phone, or VoIP.
  • Learn about fires, air quality updates, animal sheltering, park system alerts, road and bridge closures. 

  • Receive Sheriff's Department alerts.

  • Check for evacuation notices.

  • Animal sheltering.  SCRAPS (Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service) at (509) 477-2352 and HEART (Humane Evacuation Animal Rescue Team) provide emergency animal shelter for small and large animals.  Dogs should be on leashes, cats in carriers or containers, and horses on halters and lead rope.  Take any special foods or medications, along with instructions.  Chickens are usually welcome also.  The shelter is usually set up at the Spokane County Fairgrounds, 401 N. Havana in Spokane. 

  • Monitor air quality.  See if your health may be affected due to air quality conditions.

  • The American Red Cross provides disaster services to the Spokane community and surrounding area.  To find available assistance:

    (509) 326-3330