Living in a high fire danger area along the San Andreas fault, it is wise for all Mountain Community residents to register for ReadyKern! Once you register, no matter where you are, you will be notified with an emergency alert about wildfires, earthquakes, severe weather or other emergencies occurring near your home.
The ReadyKern Reverse 911 system will communicate with Kern County residents and businesses within minutes of a danger threatening your home or work.
Register by Phone or Online
A message advising residents in the Mountain Communities will be sent directly to your home or work, email, land line or cell phone. The system will continue trying to contact you until it receives a confirmation from you. To register for the reverse 911 system online, go to the ReadyKern website . If you do not have web access, dial 211 to ask to be registered in ReadyKern. It’s a free service and all contact information is kept strictly confidential.
How it works
Follow the instructions and provide your contact information. No matter where you are when danger strikes, you will be notified of emergency situations occurring near your home. If you register several communication devices, ReadyKern will continue to cycle through each device until the message is delivered and confirmed by the recipient. To confirm a message, you listen to the entire message—and then press 1.
By Scott Robinson, now a retired L.A. County Firefighter Paramedic who lived in Pine Mountain. We first published ReadyKern registration advisories in 2009.
This is part of the February 21, 2020 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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