When emergencies strike, public safety officials use timely alert systems to keep residents informed and, ideally, prepared. It’s important to have several ways to receive real time alerts. Not only can you sign up for community alerts in your area, be aware of the national alert system called the Emergency Alert System, and mobile phone compatible Wireless Emergency Alerts. 

Sign up for alerts

In Yolo County, public safety agencies have partnered with Sacramento and Placer counties to have a state of the art community notification system. This system allows emergency officials to alert residents about a variety of emergency events such as wildfire, severe weather, evacuations, and more. 

To sign up for notifications, create an account, add your contact information, and your location into the Emergency Notification System. Alerts can be sent to multiple phone numbers and emails including home and business.You can stop receiving alerts at any time.

CAL FIRE Incidents 

CAL FIRE offers a service to receive accurate updates about active wildfires near you. Their system allows you to search by zip code or city and allows you to sign up to receive text messages for updates on local wildfires. 

Alert Wildfire Camera Network

Alert Wildfire is a 21st century firespotting system consisting of state of the art Pan Tilt Zoom fire cameras that help discover, locate, or confirm fire ignition. ALERTWildfire is a consortium of three universities- the University of Nevada Reno, University of California San Diego, and University of Oregon. ALERTWildfire cameras are located in Western Yolo County found under the North Bay Region on their website. 

Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District Alerts

A firefighting plane drops retardant on an active fire.

Through EnviroFlash, you can receive notifications about your air quality to make the safest decisions throughout your day. Subscribing to EnviroFlash allows you to receive updates via email or text.