MADERA COUNTY – How important is it to be notified if your home is being threatened by fire, flood, a major winter storm or any other emergency situation?
The Madera County Sheriff’s Office has implemented a free service called MC Alert to send you a message no matter where you are – at home, at school, at work or away on vacation.
“It’s imperative that the public understand that while the Sheriff’s emergency data base does store landline phone numbers, it does not store cell phone numbers unless you sign up,” says Sheriff John Anderson.
Perhaps you’re away for the holidays, on a business trip or just at the movies. Wouldn’t you want to get a call or text on your cell phone if your home was in danger?
“Every citizen deserves to know when danger strikes no matter where they are,” says Sheriff Anderson. “If you haven’t signed up for MC Alert, I urge you to do so now.”
The MC Alert Emergency Warning System database already houses landline phone numbers. If you want to be reached by other means such as cellular phone, work phone, email, fax, or via instant messaging, you MUST register that information. All information you provide will be kept strictly confidential.
There is no cost to register. MC Alert is a free service provided by the Madera County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services in cooperation with the Picayune Rancheria of Chukchansi Indians and participating cities.
Signing up for MC Alert only takes a minute, and is as simple as the click of a mouse. “But for those who may not have access to a computer, call our office,” says Sheriff Anderson. “We’ll sign you up.”
For those who need help signing up, they can call Erica Stuart, Public Information Officer at 559-675-7976. Learn more about MC-Alert and get notification about any emergency situations wherever you are by visiting http://www.mcalert.org