Cambria launches new alert system

EBENSBURG — The Cambria County Emergency Management Agency will begin using a new countywide alerting system.

“The Cambria Alert and Response Engagement System, or CARES will debut with calls being made across the county encouraging Cambria County residents to register for alerts. CARES will allow us to alert folks to emergency situations such as weather or natural disasters,” said Art Martynuska, Cambria County EMA Director.

“The system uses the latest technology to allow us to zero in to specific areas of the county to make specific alerts without having to alert nonaffected regions,” Martynuska said. “The COVID 19 pandemic is a prime example of where this system can be of benefit to our residents by notifying them of vaccine locations.”

Cambria County President Commissioner Tom Chernisky said “the CARES system is easily accessible through the county website, www.cambriacountypa.gov, or by texting CARES to 99411 or by calling the County EMA office at 814-472-2050 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.”


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