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Telephone Emergency Notification System Upgrade
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Posted Date: 1/23/2013 10:30 AM

TENSOn January 26, 2013, Marin County is launching a new and improved version of the Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS).  The existing TENS system is a reverse 9-1-1 type of system that allows emergency services (police and fire) to send a recorded message to your home phone in the event of an emergency.  The new version allows residents to register their cell phone, work and other alternate phone numbers as well as email addresses to the system. Please click here for locations for assistance to register on Alert Marin Day, Saturday, January 26, 2013.

The new TENS system will replace the current Marin Emergency Advisory Notification System (MEANS)  that  residents had previously signed up for.  Beginning June 1, 2013, MEANS will no longer be used for emergency notifications. 

Please take a few minutes to register your emergency contact information in the new TENS system, click here to register. 

If you have problem registering , please try the following:

What is the web address to the Self-Registration Portal?

What are the browser requirements for registration?

  • In order to register, you must have an up-to-date browser (Internet Explorer 8 or newer is recommended and supported).  Also, Java™ and cookies must be enabled within your browser.  Please go to if you have questions.  If you have difficulties viewing the map on the page, please refresh your screen.

Once registered, you will be responsible  for maintaining and keeping your contact information current. Please click here  for further information regarding the new emergency alert system. 

If you need assistance registering your information into TENS, or if you have any questions, please contact Mill Valley Fire Department Administrative Assistant Kimberly Wilson at 415-389-4133.