The Pinal County Office of Emergency Management and Pinal County Sheriff’s Office along with Country Thunder are teaming together to update concert-goers before, during and after the four-day event.

Anyone who texts CTAZ2019 to 888777 will automatically and anonymously “opt in” to receive notifications sent out by Pinal County public safety personnel.

A couple days leading up to the gates opening, messaging will be sent as needed but will be pertinent to travel and arrival at the venue and will not necessarily be emergency-type messaging. Once the gates open for the event, messaging will occur on an as needed basis, ensuring not to overwhelm the festival attendees with frivolous or impertinent information.

Such information that can be sent during this time are:

  • Traffic around and leading up to the venue
  • Significant weather leading up to the event
  • Significant weather changes during the event
  • Site map of the venue
  • Line-up/Performance times
  • Important Phone Numbers
  • Public health messaging
  • Preparedness messaging
  • Lost/found children
  • Lost/found pets
  • Potential hazards in the local area
  • Fire prevention
  • Bee mitigation

The messages will come from the following sources: The Pinal County Sheriff’s Office, Public Health, Air Quality, Public Works, Emergency Management, Florence Fire Department, American Medical Response, Pinal County PIO and/or Country Thunder.

It is important to note that this will not spam subscribers with marketing and sales messages. That is not what we set the system up to be used for.

Again, text CTAZ2019 to 888777. We want everyone to have a great time at Country Thunder 2019, but we also want everyone to stay safe!

Listen to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Podcast to learn more