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 phone for emergency alerts. Volunteers must attend a brief training on January 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/towns 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 (OES) provides emergency management services for the County/Operational Area including its 11 cities/towns and 300-plus special districts. OES coordinates emergency operations activities among all the various local jurisdictions and develops written guidelines for emergency preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to natural/man-made disasters, and technological disasters. The Sheriff’s OES is mandated by the California Emergency Services Act (Chapter 7, Division 1, Title 2 of Government Code) to serve as the liaison between the State and all the local government political subdivisions comprising Marin County.
The Office of Emergency Services establishes the Marin County / Operational Area Emergency Operations Center (EOC) when directed by County emergency management authority. An EOC is a location from which centralized emergency management can be performed during a major emergency or disaster. For more information, click here or call 415-473-6584.