Marin County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services is seeking 40-50 volunteers to help roll out Marin County's new emergency notification system during Alert Marin Day, Saturday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Volunteers will help two hours at a shopping mall, grocery store or other community location. They will be handing out literature about the new system and asking people to register their cell phones for emergency alerts.
City of Novato is a user of the system and strongly encourages Novato residents to register when the site becomes available.
Volunteers must attend a brief training on Jan. 23 from 3-4 p.m. at the OES office, Civic Center, 3501 Civic Center Drive, room 266, San Rafael, CA.
Please email Margaret Speaker Yuan, MSpeaker-Yuan@marinsheriff.org, if you are interested and state the city/town where you wish to volunteer.
About the New System
Starting on Jan. 26, if you live, work or go to school in Marin County and if you are 18 and over, you will be able receive emergency alerts on your cell phone by text, email and voice, and by your VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol) phone. To receive alerts, you’ll register on the secure website portal (web address to be released Jan. 26) through Marin County’s Office of Emergency Services Telephone Emergency Notification System (TENS).
About Marin County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services
The Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services provides emergency management services for the county/operational area including its 11 cities/towns and 300-plus special districts. For more information, click here or call 415-473-6584