Scripps Health is urging residents of San Diego County to go to www.ReadySanDiego.org and register for AlertSanDiego. This system allows registrants to receive emergency notifications through their mobile phone, e-mail address and Voice over IP.
Increased AlertSanDiego registration is a main goal of the Wildfire Awareness Campaign, which runs August 15 through October 31, and is sponsored by the County of San Diego Office of Emergency Services (OES). Scripps Health has partnered with OES in this important public awareness campaign as part of our ongoing commitment to disaster preparedness.
The campaign aims to mobilize residents to prepare their families and properties for a wildfire. A crucial step that enhances overall preparedness is registering in the county’s award-winning mass notification system, AlertSanDiego.
During the 2007 firestorms, AlertSanDiego notified nearly 175,000 residents through registered cell phones, Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) home phones and/or e-mail addresses. With this new system, San Diego County residents can receive emergency notification wherever they may be — not just in their homes.
To be notified, residents must register at www.ReadySanDiego.org.
- Go to www.ReadySanDiego.org and click on the AlertSanDiego icon, which links to a registration form.
- Enter a cell phone or VoIP number and email address. (To register multiple numbers, resubmit form under the same physical address.)
- Submit for registration.
You will only be contacted in the event of a major emergency. This information is not shared with anyone outside of the AlertSanDiego system.
Scripps Health encourages you to register, and send this link to friends and family so they can, too. We want to make sure that we are all better prepared for the upcoming wildfire season, and other disaster scenarios on the horizon.
Scripps Health is a regional and national leader in disaster preparedness. Read more about what we’re doing:
- Disaster preparedness issue brief gives an overview of our efforts as an organization.
- Our participation in the Golden Phoenix 08 emergency training event is an excellent example. We practiced securing one of our hospitals during a mock bioterrorism attack, partnering with local, regional and federal law enforcement, and the military.