Birmingham Community Alert
What is Birmingham Community Alert?
Birmingham Community Alert is a hi-tech messaging service for all residents and businesses in Birmingham providing emergency texts or voicemail messages during an emergency incident.
You can also choose whether to receive the latest information on how we are improving Birmingham’s resilience to major emergencies, and what you can do to help, in our monthly newsletter.
How does it work?
Step 1 – Select your location(s)
Choose up to 3 different postcodes. This allows us to send you messages if the emergency is affecting one of your chosen areas. For example:
- home postcode
- work postcode
- relative’s postcode/other
Step 2 – Choose how you want to receive messages
- SMS (text message to your mobile)
- e-mail (required to receive our resilience newsletters
- mobile voice (voice recording played to your mobile)
- telephone (voice recording played to your landline phone)
Step 3 – Register
There are 3 ways to register:
- Go to our secure on line registration form (preferred option)
- Text ALERT followed by a space and your postcode to 83118
- Complete our paper form and post it to us
|case study Margaret
Margaret has signed up to receive Birmingham Community Alerts on her landline telephone.
Margaret says: “Not only will I get an alert if an emergency affects my home, but more importantly I will be alerted for emergencies affecting my mother’s home and I’ll be able to check up on her.”
|case study Paul
Paul receives alerts to his pager, fax to his CCTV room and mobile phone text message.
Paul says: “Being responsible for a large building I have registered and made sure my key security staff are signed up to receive emergency alerts so we can quickly respons to any incidents affecting our building or surrounding area. I’ve also encouraged all the tenants in the building to sign up. I also benefit from receiving alerts for my home address!”
|case study Raj
Raj receives alerts by text message to his mobile phone and by e-mail which he can also receive on his mobile device as well as at his computer.
Raj says: “I commute to work every day and it is important to me to know of any emergencies affecting my office. I simply used the office postcode and will now receive alerts whether I’m at work, en route or still at home.”
|case study Pat and Trevor
Pat has signed up to Birmingham Community Alert and receives text messages to her mobile phone.
Pat says: “Being a carer can be stressful. Simply by providing 3 postcodes I have ensured that I will be advised of any emergency affecting either of our homes or or Trevor’s day centre.”