Businesses Can Register for CEAN Too

Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

May 28, 2008

Businesses Can Register for CEAN Too

Did you know that Fairfax County businesses can sign up for Fairfax County’s Community Emergency Alert Network (CEAN)? CEAN is a software program that sends emergency alerts and day-to-day updates about severe weather and traffic to registered Fairfax County users. Individuals can register to receive messages by phone, pager, e-mail and SMS text message, and now businesses can too.

A unique feature of business registration is that it allows a business contact to add up to five employees to CEAN. Although the individual who registers is the main contact, all registered employees will receive CEAN messages. Networking multiple employees to CEAN is intended to foster businesses’ internal communication and emergency response programs.

Additionally, business registration keeps employees informed about the emergencies and updates that are most important to their field. Specific messages can be targeted to businesses based on their type and location.

To register for CEAN as a business, go to and click on “register as a business.”

For more information about CEAN, go to or call the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management at 703-324-2362, TTY 711.


Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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