County Transitions to New El Dorado County Emergency Alerts System
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office and the EL Dorado County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services (County OES) announced a new system to push out alerts and warnings to county residents. They provided the following information:
The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office of Emergency Services alert and warning system provides a number of ways in which the county may contact the community in the event of an emergency such as evacuations due to wildfires, hazardous material spills, or urgent law enforcement operations.
The El Dorado County Office of Emergency Services partnered with CalOES to bring the El Dorado County Emergency Alerts notification service to residents and businesses by app, telephone, cell phone, text message, email, and social media when there is a threat to the health or safety of residents.
If you previously signed up for notifications through CodeRED (El Dorado County's former alert system), you do not need to sign up again to continue receiving notifications. The information from CodeRED will migrate over to the new system. We do however encourage new registration as a better way to update your notification options. You may receive notifications from both El Dorado County Emergency Alerts and CodeRED during the transition period. However, we recommend that you go to smart911.com/smart911/ref/login.action?pa=edcgov and sign into El Dorado County Emergency Alerts to verify your information is correct. Your User ID should be your email address. If you forgot you User ID or need your password reset, click "Forgot User ID or Password".
If you do not want to receive emergency alerts you can be removed from the system by logging into your profile, Clicking Edit Account Settings and by selecting "REMOVE ACCOUNT".
You may wish to save the contact information for El Dorado County Emergency Alerts to avoid confusing it with a SPAM call or email. Telephone messaging will show a Caller ID of 530-621-7595. Emails will come from email@example.com. Text messages will come from a six-digit short code that may vary, which cannot be saved.
Information for the transition can be located at
The new Emergency Alerts System can now reach you by voice phone, texts, email and an emergency alerting app. Please go to ready.edso.gov to see the options and for links to download your app.
We encourage everyone who resides, works or controls property in El Dorado County to sign up. It is a free service and could provide early warning for emergency evacuations and other actions. Signing up for emergency alerts should be part of your "READY, SET, GO!" preparation for wildfire.
Get prepared for wildfire before it strikes by following Ready, Set, Go!
- Be Ready: Create and maintain defensible space and harden your home against flying embers.
- Get Set: Prepare your family and home ahead of time for the possibility of having to evacuate. Ensure you have a plan of what to take and where to go. Ask friends or relatives outside your area if you would be able to stay with them, should the need arise. Check with hotels, motels and campgrounds to learn if they are open.
- Also get set by learning about your community’s response plan for each disaster.
- Be Ready to GO!: When wildfire strikes, go early for your safety. Take the evacuation steps necessary to give your family and home the best chance of surviving a wildfire.
Find out more on how you can prepare at readyforwildfire.org