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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The City of Sierra Vista recently upgraded its calling system to accommodate residents that do not have traditional land lines. 

According to a recent release, Sierra Vista is the only provider in the area with Reverse 911 capabilities and now both city and county residents can register their cell phones and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) to receive information if an emergency situation arises. 

"Adding this capability was necessary to ensure accurate and timely information for residents' safety as more people are dropping their land line and using only cell or VoIP phones as their only telephone service," said Adam Thrasher, Sierra Vista Deputy Police Chief.

To register residents need to go online to www.SierraVistaAZ.gov, and give their name, address and primary and secondary numbers, as well as email addresses. A map on the site will show the actual location of their home, if the site is inaccurate the pin may be moved to show exactly where the home is located. An email will be sent to the primary email address to confirm the information.

Information entered on the site is kept confidential and will only be used to share emergency information.  When an emergency situation arises, only residents living in the affected area will be notified by the system.

The database will be updated each Monday, residents are encouraged to not wait for an emergency to register their phones.

For more information and questions go online to www.SierraVistaAz.gov.  Questions can be emailed to SVPD@SierraVistaAZ.gov or call 452-7500. 

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