As we can all see by the brown grass and the fires on the news we are now well into fire season in California. Extra awareness for possible fires, and extreme care when performing any task that that could cause an ignition are call called for. Please do not cut grass, weed-whack, or use power tools near vegetation when it is hot, dry, or windy. Burn piles are banned.
After last October's firestorm, the topic of how citizens are informed of emergencies has been on everyone's mind. Sonoma County has been working to improve its capabilities in this area. The most important thing community members can do to stay informed is to make sure they are registered accurately with every appropriate notification mechanism.
Sign-up for SoCo Alert to receive emergency notifications and advisements.
Sign-up on line at SoCoAlert.com or by phone at 866-939-0911.
Sea Ranch Notification System
If you live or own property on The Sea Ranch submit current information for TSRA's Emergency Notification System.
Sign-up for Nixie to receive emergency and non-emergency notifications and advisements. Go to www.nixle.com and/or text your zip code to 888777 to opt-in to text alerts.
Federal Alert Systems
The FCC manages the Emergency Alert System (EAS) Amber Alerts, and the Wireless Emergency Alert System (WEA). Do not opt-out of these alerts on your mobile device. Emergency notifications including evacuation orders may be issued through those systems.
- Fire Chief Bonnie Plakos