Register Your Cell Phone with AlertMarin

Chief Welch visits West Pier  |  photo and text by Larry Clinton

Marin County’s AlertMarin Emergency Notification System’s primary purpose is to advise citizens of any situation occurring or about to occur that threatens harm to life and/or property or is deemed dangerous by officials. Originally, these alerts were sent to land lines; now you can receive them on your cell phone as well.

On a recent visit to the floating homes community, Southern Marin Fire Protection District Chief Tom Welch urged residents to sign up for actionable announcements from AlertMarin. If you live, work, or go to school in Marin County and are over 18 years old, you may now register your cellular phone number (to receive calls and/or texts), email address, or VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone number on AlertMarin’s secure portal to be contacted in an emergency affecting your Marin County geographic location.