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Alert Marin: Register TODAY

Your preparedness is not someone else’s responsibility.  Register for Alert Marin today and prepare in advance for evacuation.

If a wildfire requires evacuation in Marin and time allows, emergency managers will use the “Alert Marin” system to send out notifications by telephone, cellular, VOIP, and text message.  If you live, work or go to school in Marin County, you may register your cell phone or VoIP (voice over internet protocol) phone to receive emergency alerts sent by call, text, email, or smartphone application from the County of Marin.


It is important to know that Alert Marin is NOT NIXLE!  Some Marin law enforcement agencies use the Nixle opt-in servcie to annnounce local activity, and they may rebroadcast evacuation alerts, but Alert Marin is a separate and distinct system.  You MUST register to receive Alert Marin evacuation messages by cell phone or VOIP (Comcast, DSL, or satellite home phones, for example)!  Register every phone number and device in your household.  Don’t delay.

Be sure to verify that Wireless Emergency alerts (Amber alerts and Emergency Alerts) are turned on in your cell-phone’s settings.  For example, on an iPhone, under settings/notifications, scroll to the bottom of the page and ensure all alerts are turned ON.  Android and other phone settings may differ.  Check with your carrier or phone manufacturer for instructions.

If you lose power or communications at your home, and there is a fire burning nearby, leave early.  Don’t wait for an evacuation notice.