The City of San Gabriel this week launched “SG ALERT,” a new mass notification system that will keep residents informed during an emergency situation.
The new web-based system will be an important emergency communications tool for the city when an incident occurs. In addition, the website provides a plethora of information to help residents get prepared before the next disaster.
Residents must sign up at www.sangabrielcity.com/sgalert to receive notifications. Once they sign up, they can choose personalized settings for when, how and on what devices they get the notifications, as well as what types of notifications they would like to receive. Notifications can be sent as a voice message, a text message or an email.
In addition to alerts sent from the city, residents can also sign up to receive notifications from the National Weather Service, Center for Disease Control, World Health Organization, and Department of State.
The San Gabriel Fire Department partnered with CivicReady, the company that developed the city’s main website, to create and launch SG ALERT. The initiative was one of the key goals outlined in the city’s recently approved Strategic Plan.
“SG ALERT is an important new tool to alert our residents about essential information in the event of an emergency in San Gabriel,” Interim Fire Chief Kirk Summers said. “We encourage all residents to sign up.”
To sign up, go to www.sangabrielcity.com/sgalert and enter your contact information, including a valid address. Confirm your subscription by checking your email. In the event of an emergency, this will allow the city to immediately alert citizens.
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