In emergencies always call 911 first!
Impt: If you're outside the local calling area you need to call 406-728-0911
I've spoken with Missoula 911 Supervisor Sherri Odlin and Missoula County Emergency services Director Adrian Beck. They both said the protocol is to not send out a reverse 911 (a.k.a. Rave Alert) until the emergency is investigated by a vetted Law Enforcement officer or Fire Chief. In the article below entitled "Crime is Increasing in the Swan Valley": Pathfinder Article it's mentioned it could be hours before anyone can investigate. By delaying emergency notification to Lindbergh Lake Road Community wastes precious time getting help. The Lindy Alert is sent out immediately once a Lindy Alert "sender" is notified.
??What is the Lindy Alert??: It is similar to the old-fashioned phone tree. However, only one person is needed to send the alert to everyone within seconds. All those signed up will get the urgent voice alert on either their landline or cell phone or both.
The Lindy "Alert Sender" is phoned or contacted in person. There will be several "Alert Senders" in case the one you call is unavailable. It is possible for everyone to be an alert sender if they want, but this can get unwieldy for me. So maybe a dozen or so senders should be enough. The "Alert Sender" uses the DMC system to send the alert to all landlines and cell phones registered with the Lindy Alert.
We need "Alert Senders" please help. There are several ways you can send an alert. Option 1: is by using an internet connection with your computer. Option 2 is using your telephone to record a message and send it out. See the"Training Tab" or go to the DialMyCalls Website tutorials.
Click the bulleted links below to hear an example of the alert you would get on either your landline phone or smartphone (text message) or both.
- Neighborhood fire pumps needed ASAP!
- Bear break-ins occurring in our neighborhood!
- Defibrillator needed ASAP! (I've identified four homes on LL Road with AEDs, there may be more?)
- Epipen needed ASAP!
- Forest Fire alert for our area!
- Cars blocking emergency turn-a-round!
The alert can be sent to hundreds of landlines and mobile phones. Everyone on the database shall be alerted within seconds. It's important to know that DMC will not send out alerts if we do not have enough money banked in the account!
Crime is Increasing in the Swan Valley Read Here: Pathfinder Article
To sign up for the Lindy Alert donate $5.00 and then you will be emailed the PIN and Google Form to fill out.
To donate click here: Donate
Recording of wolves howling at Lindbergh Lake Listen for the "lone wolf echo" towards the end