Public safety officials can now more effectively communicate time-sensitive messages using the CodeRED system. This access will allow calls to be delivered seconds after public safety officials launch a message. Additionally, the county will have the ability to target notifications geographically, only notifying those community members impacted by an alert.
All residents of Nevada County are encouraged to update their existing information and enroll their additional contact information AND MOBILE PHONE NUMBERS by following this link to the Nevada County OES Web page:
For residents and businesses who are using AT&T as their landline phone provider, their home phone number is already added as the part of a public safety data base available to public safety agencies. However, residents can opt out of this service, if desired.
Additionally, residents can request contact through email and SMS text messages (on their mobile phones).
Contact information accessed thru CodeRED will only be used by public safety officials for emergency notification.
Cal FIRE's Ready For Wildfire SMS Text Notifications: Wildfire Alerts
Cal FIRE's new Ready for Wildfire Smartphone app has the ability to send you SMS Text message (standard rates apply). Download the app and then got to the settings at the top righthand side (smalll gear icon) and select Wildfire Alert Settings to set up receiving SMS Text messages for selected counties or with your current location (GPS access required). Then you will receive wildfire information sent directly to your smartphone via SMS Text messages.
Facebook Groups have become a great source to get notifications of public safety and notable occurances for local residents. Groups like those below can be helpful. And there are many more.
Twitter is another great resource for notifications from Cal Trans, Cal FIRE, CHP, local and regional Law Enforcement, PG&E, Natonal Weather Service (NWS)-Sacramento, most news outlets (TV, Radio and Newspaers, YubaNET and more), Political Figures and many special interest groups.
Get an account at www.Twitter.com and then begin following whatever people and groups you desire.