Monitor Long Island and “Open Squelch” GroupMe Access form

  • What is GroupMe?

    • GroupMe is a free, multi-platform, group messaging application.  It works on your computer, iOS, and Android Device.

  • Do I need to have a GroupMe account?

    • Yes.  In order to join our groups, you will need an account with GroupMe.  Accounts are free, and only take a few minutes to setup.  You can create your account at or by installing their app on your iOS or Android device.

  • I have more questions about GroupMe.  Where can I find the answers?


  • What is the “Monitor Long Island” and “Open Squelch” Group?

    • “Monitor Long Island” is a group within GroupMe created for the “Buff” community.   Posts include accidents, working fires, and other types of announcements.  Posts are primarily for Nassau and Suffolk Counties, but could include information for the NYC area as well as National Alerts.  While the “Monitor Long Island” group is for active alerts, the “Open Squelch” community is for discussions and side talk.

  • Why should I join your groups?

    • There are many active groups for Long Island.   Our group does not limit its members to those who are a “Member of Service”.

  • Why Must I fill out a form to join?

    • The “Monitor Long Island” and “Open Squelch” groups were at one point an “open door” group.  This decision lead to users entering the group and either removing existing members or spamming the group.   In order to try and limit distractions, all new members must be “verified” before joining.

  • What happens to my information?  Why do you need our e-mail and telephone number?

    • In order to be invited into the group, we need to know how you registered with GroupMe.  We do not sell or give away any of your submitted information.  It is only used so we can invite you into the group.

  • If I join the group and decide to leave, do I need to fill out this form again?

    • No, once you are a part of “Monitor Long Island”, or “Open Squelch”, you can exit and enter the group at any time.

  • What are the rules?

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Please use the following form to join the “Monitor Long Island” and “Open Squelch” GroupMe Groups.

Your Name (required)

Your Email (required)

Your GroupMe Registered Name

Your GroupMe Registered E-Mail

Your GroupMe Registered Phone Number

Which groups are you requesting access to?

How did you find out about our GroupMe?

If Other, please specifiy:

Any additional Information?

You agree to follow the rules posted below at all times. Failure to follow the rules of the group may result if your removal from the groups

You agree that you will not add any users to the groups. New users should fill out this form to join the group

You agree that you will not share the group id or phone numbers with anyone.