Emergency Alert - SMC Alert Registration

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San Mateo County Emergency Alert System (SMC ALERT)

SMC ALERT is an alert notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and/or non-emergency text and voice messages to your:

  • email accounts
  • cell phones, smartphones, tablets
  • voice messages to landline phones (home & work)

To enroll in SMC ALERT, please click here.

Rapid Notify Emergency Notification System

The Rapid Notify emergency notification system is used by police, fire, or our emergency operations center to notify as many residents and businesses as quickly as possible to emergency situations. Calls are delivered to phone numbers generated from white pages data and are delivered in a simple and clear voice message. In addition, if you self-register, you can receive messages to your cell phone, or by text and/or email. All calls are generated and tracked by computer to make sure every number is called - more than once if necessary. The system can call each number up to two separate times, a few minutes apart, until a connection is made. So if you don't hear one call, there'll be another. If you are not home, your answering system will record the message.

Rapid Notify Self Registration
Contact information in the Rapid Notify system is completely confidential and has been obtained from the emergency services database of listed telephone numbers. In addition, the self-registration feature allows individuals to self-register landline (listed and unlisted), cell phone, e-mail, SMS, and pager information. This information will be added to our database. Self-Registration is easy and takes only a few minutes to complete using the form below.