Can I receive immediate pager or e-mail notification of particular incident types?

Yes. Click on the MyFireDispatch link in the header menu and then on the "Register" button. Registered users are able to receive e-mail or pager messages the minute events they're interested in occur. You can choose to be notified of the following incident types:

Any device capable of receiving an e-mail message can be used (Pager, PDA, Cellular Phone, etc.).