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Mass Notification Reminder

By Aaron Briner
Jun 27, 2017 at 10:52 PM


MONTECITO, CA – Santa Barbara County and its local jurisdictions utilize the Aware & Prepare emergency notification system to keep residents, staff and emergency personnel safe and informed with quick and reliable emergency notifications and public service announcements.  The Aware & Prepare Initiative is used to communicate with citizens and businesses during emergencies and other critical events.  Residents are encouraged to register immediately to receive these alerts:

The Aware & Prepare notification system alerts residents about a variety of events, ranging from severe weather, fires, floods and other emergencies, to more routine announcements, such as road closures and water utility maintenance.  Messages will be sent to residents on their preferred contact path- cell phone, SMS, home phone, email, fax, pager and more to ensure real - time access to potentially lifesaving information.  Residents listed in Santa Barbara County 911 database will be automatically subscribed to alerts by phone, but Aware & Prepare allows citizens to self-register, provide additional contact information or opt out.   

This enhanced system provides location based notification, and is our primary method of alerting the community to emergencies and important events.  For more information, please contact   Jackie Jenkins or Joyce Reed at 805-969-7762

How to register for alerts: 

  • Step 1: Go to the Aware and Prepare website at and click on the red “Register for Alerts” tab
  • Step 2: Sign Up: Create a user profile, then click on the “Create Your Account” button
  • Step 3:  My Profile: Enter information for the methods of notification you wish to receive. You can also prioritize the order of notification methods by using the arrow buttons on the left side of the page. Note: “Contact Bridge” is a phone Application. If you choose to download the App on your phone, it will show as a method of notification.
  • Step 4: My Locations: Enter your address; verify the information from the map page. You may five addresses within the county of Santa Barbara to receive notifications: for other family members’ residences, your children’s school, etc.  
  • Step 5: Review your information for accuracy then click Finish

 To view the Aware and Prepare Public Service Announcement visit:

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