How Does Safe Communities Alert Network Work?
The Safe Communities Alert Network is a mass notification system capable of sending a message to thousands of individuals by SMS text, cell phone, telephone, and e-mail in minutes.
When you sign up, you’ll be asked for your location. You can enter your home address and other locations important to you, such as a school, workplace, or a relative’s home. Next, you’ll be asked for any phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or text message numbers where we can reach you.
In a crisis, we’ll use your contact information to send you important, time-sensitive information about what’s happening and any steps you need to take to protect you or your family. We will use all your phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or text message numbers one-by-one until we reach you.
Choose your alerts
Black Diamond will issue three types of alerts:
Everyone that signs up will receive critical alerts; you can choose if you wish to receive information bulletins and/or volunteer requests. Each partner community also offers a variety of alerts that you can subscribe to and change at any time.
Once you’ve signed up, you can change your contact details or other information at any time . It is recommended that you keep your contact information current, in order to be sure that you receive important alerts.