Rapid Emergency Notification Telephone System

Rapid Emergency Notification Telephone System

If you live or work in the Vermont Yankee Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) and have an unlisted landline telephone number or a personal cellular telephone number that you would like added to the emergency notification call list, please fill out a registration card. Cards can be found on the back of the Vermont Yankee calendar, available at the Town Office.

A new registration card should be sent EACH YEAR.

This information will be kept confidential and will only be used in an actual emergency or in a capacity to test the notification system. Multiple local media outlets will be notified of any scheduled tests.

RENTS is an acronym for the Rapid Emergency Notification Telephone System currently in place in the EPZ. It is a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows both local and state emergency management personnel to telephone all or targeted areas of the EPZ in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action.

The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour. It then delivers a recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

The message sent via RENTS will be crafted to be as short and direct as possible in order to convey the necessary information to ensure the public’s safety. The message will include the date and time of the incident, specific instructions, and contact information for questions.

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