The Town of Altavista is pursuing an emergency notification system. Town staff are in the process of gathering more information and working out a contract for the system, that officials say, will have comprehensive notification process, with the ability to inform citizens before, during and after events, whether emergency or non-emergency. 911 information the town already has for residents and businesses could be moved to the new system. The Altavista Journal reports, the town may need to do a campaign to collect other contact information. According to the article, Bedford and Lynchburg are already using the system.