What is Placer Alert?

Placer Alert is an emergency notification system powered by Everbridge which allows public safety agencies to help protect lives and property by providing critical information to residents during emergencies and dangerous situations. Public safety agencies can quickly send out an emergency alert to citizens in any affected geographic area. The current database includes only traditional wire-line telephone (the “land line” phone you may have in your home). If you want the system to send alerts to other communication devices that you use, such as your cell phone, email, text message, you will have to provide your contact information by logging into the system and signing up for alerts.

Since we have partnered with public safety agencies in Sacramento and Yolo counties, you can receive alerts about emergencies happening near addresses across all three counties, including your home address, work address, or your child’s school.

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1. What is Placer Alert?
2. When will it be used?
3. How do I sign up for Placer Alert?
4. Will I still get emergency notifications if I don't sign up?
5. What if my phone number or email address changes?
6. Will my contact information be shared with others?
7. What does it cost?
8. How will text messages show up on my mobile phone?
9. Will I be guaranteed to receive the notifications?