Phone Notification System

The City of Oak Forest uses Rapid Notify, a computerized system with access to the city's entire 911 database, to send high-speed emergency and non-emergency recorded messages to pre-determined geographic areas.  If the system calls your phone and receives a busy signal, it will make two additional attempts to contact you.  The system also will leave a message if you have an answering machine.

This technology enables the city to contact a large number of people in a very short period of time. It also helps the poilce and fire departments to increase their efficiency and enhance public safety when necessary.  

Incidents which could result in a communication alert include: 
  • Water system or utility emergency
  • Public safety alerts regarding criminal activity
  • Local AMBER Alert
  • Chemical or natural gas emergency
  • Other situations deemed to be a neighborhood or community emergency
  • Community event
  • Registration deadlines
  • Street closures 
The city encourages residents to register their cell phone numbers as well by completing the form below.
Oak Forest Rapid Notify List

Please register with us to receive important emergency alert messages.
If you are already registered, please click here to update your information or to request that your verification email is resent.


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