Finally the rain has come and the grass is green. The cool and damp winter is welcome, and too short! Spring will be here soon enough, and it is a good time to get fuel clearance projects done.
With the last two terrible fire seasons, 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