CS-14 Mass Communication System Update

The City shall review and update (as necessary) its mass communication system (the system for sending emergency information and updates to the Hayward community).  

Responsible Department(s):
Supporting Department(s)/Partner(s):
City Manager, Information Technology, Police
Program Type(s):
City Services and Operations (CSO)
Implements These Policy(ies):
Funding Source(s):
General Fund, Grants, Impact Fees

Program Status:
Not Started
In Progress

The Fire Department implemented AC Alert, a Mass Notification System adopted county-wide. It allows Alameda County to rapidly disseminate emergency alerts to people who live, work in, or visit Alameda County or Hayward and is capable of sending alerts by voice, text and email, as well as messaging other mass notification systems, posting to social media pages, and sending FEMA Wireless Alerts. Hayward currently has 62,031 participants.