Sign Up for Alerts

SMC: Alert Notification System

The San Mateo Alert System, known as SMC Alert, is a notification system used to immediately contact you during urgent or emergency situations. You can set alerts to send emergency and non-emergency text and voice messages via email, cell phones, and tablets. SMC Alert can also send voice messages to landlines, both at home and work.

Notification examples may include:

• Hazardous Materials Incidents (Shelter in place or evacuation orders)
• Utility Outages (Power, Water, Gas, Phone)
• Winter Storm Warnings
• Flash Floods
• Road Closures
• Earthquakes

The system also allows users to be notified of incidents in other cities/towns within San Mateo County. For Example, if you live in Daly City and work in Belmont you could receive alerts from both jurisdictions.

To register for SMC, go to and select the “Click to Register Here” button in the center of the page.

Sign up for Alerts

Zonehaven: Know Your Zone

Brisbane, Pacifica, and Daly City are each broken into smaller areas, or zones. Fire agencies and law enforcement issue evacuation warnings or orders for impacted zones during emergencies such as wildfire.

Find your zone at Here you can view your zone’s evacuation status, location, and other information during an emergency.

Once you know your zone, physically write it down and place it in a visible location where family members can both see and memorize it.

Sign up for Alerts