These resources were developed with guidance by the UASI Critical Transportation subcommittee to the Emergency Management Work Group.
Public Information & Warning Systems deliver prompt, clear, specific, accurate, and actionable emergency messages to the public. Local government officials utilize mass notifications to disseminate public safety bulletins and warnings in an efficient and effective manner.
Aging technology, a patchwork of notification systems across the region, and underutilized websites, act as obstacles to successful mass notification. Alerting the public before, during, and after disasters with critical instructions saves lives and assists first responders in mitigating the effects of a catastrophe.
The Bay Area UASI developed a comprehensive, regional emergency public information and warning strategic plan. The plan included various recommendations to improve websites and other mass messaging. Additionally, to leverage the potential for cost savings, a master contract was initiated among a number of counties to provide an interoperable mass notification and warning system, including mobile alerts.
For more information regarding this working group, please contact the project manager using the link above.
Bay Area Regional Air Quality Messaging Toolkit
This Bay Area Regional Air Quality Messaging Toolkit should be used before and during air quality incidents to guide the public on preparedness and protective health measures.
This toolkit is organized in...
2019 Bay Area Mass Notification Seminar
Dates: May 2-3, 2019
Location: Mission Bay Conference Center at the University of California, San Francisco
Cost: Free for participants
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The Bay Area Joint Information System is a network of individuals with responsibilities to support emergency public information and warning. Members come together from a broad spectrum of agencies, disciplines, and jurisdictions throughout the Bay Area to work together to coordinate public...