SWIFT911 Questions and Answers

What is Swift 911?
Swift 911 is a computerized telephone calling system that can be used to notify you of an emergency situation such as a severe storm evacuation or a dangerous situation.

How does Swift 911 work?
Each resident and business within the Town of Oyster Bay will receive a telephone message with the emergency alert.

Who activates the system?
Only the Town of Oyster Bay Department of Public Safety can activate or send an alert.

I have an unlisted phone number. Will I be listed in the data base?
To be sure you are listed, sign up for Swift 911 alerts by providing your information by mail or by logging onto www.oysterbaytown.com and clicking the Swift 911 link at the right.

If I do not have internet access, how can I sign up?
Call 516-677-5350 to get a mail-in form.

How can I be sure that I am listed in the database?
The Town’s list of phone numbers comes from a variety of sources. If you receive the test phone call on September 4th, you are listed in the database. If not, simply provide your information by logging onto www.oysterbaytown.com

How can I get a text message?
Simply provide your information by logging onto www.oysterbaytown.com and click on the Swift 911 link at the right. Or call 516-677-5350 to get a mail-in form.

I’d rather not be listed – how can I take my name off of the system?
Simply provide your information by logging onto www.oysterbaytown.com. Click on the Swift 911 link at the right and select the “Remove” button. You can also call 516-677-5350 to get a mail-in form.