The City of Placentia's Public Safety Emergency Communications manages two web-based emergency alert systems, Nixle and AlertOC. Each mass notification service is an opt-in service used to send out two various types of emergency messages - community-level and wide-spread.
The City of Placentia utilizes the the Nixle alert system on a daily-basis. The Nixle alert system can be opted-in by texting "92870" to 888-777. The Nixle alert system informs the community about general advisories, police and fire activity, and large-scale community notifications.
A distinct feature of Nixle is the ability to register more than one contact method to a specific address, cell phones, and email addresses to be incorporated into a single notification system.
Use link the below to visit the City of Placentia Nixle homepage. It is there that you can view past alerts and obtain the information on adding Nixle Placentia Alerts for you and your families preparedness.
Participants may register their contact information and receive time-sensitive communications, such as evacuation orders, from the County in the event of a natural disaster or emergency.
AlertOC also has the ability to register more than one contact method to a specific address, also enabling landlines, cell phones, and email addresses to be incorporated into a single notification system.
How the systems work?
When there is an event requiring community action, authorized officials will record a voice, email, or text message that is delivered rapidly to affected individuals. During an emergency incident, Nixle and AlertOC have the ability to send three million 60-second voice messages, two million emails, and 360,000 text messages per hour.