With our recent wildfires, emergency alerts have become a hot topic in Oakmont. Santa Rosa and Sonoma County offer a number of alert services: Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), SoCoAlert, Nixle, and NOAA radio alerts. Unfortunately, for our first responders – like you – those alerts may arrive later than desired, not allowing you enough time to respond personally AND advise and check on your neighbors. To address this, the OVA is contracting with an automated calling tree service on behalf of the OEPC. This service will allow our committee to provide an early warning for a possible event (e.g. wildfire in areas outside of Oakmont that may present a threat), and will send real-time updates as an event evolves. As neighborhood leaders and coordinators, this information will be very valuable in getting an early start on your response (e.g. advising your neighbors of emergency conditions that may require preparations, like evacuations or PSPS events.)
The OEPC calling tree is an opt-in service, and we encourage all neighborhood leaders and coordinators to sign up. To do so, we need your name, address, e-mail address, and contact phone number – preferably a cell phone capable of text messaging. You can send this information either by e-mail to or by calling Pat Barclay, OEPC Chair, at (707) 570-7500. And don’t wait – the fire season has already begun!