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Costa Mesa Police Department
Wednesday September 23rd, 2015 :: 02:49 p.m. PDT


AlertOC Test Scheduled for September 24, 2015

On Thursday, September 24, 2015, the Costa Mesa Police Department’s Office of Emergency Management and 24 other jurisdictions will conduct a test of Orange County’s Regional Emergency Notification System - AlertOC. This exercise is being conducted in conjunction with National Preparedness Month. The primary objective of this regional exercise is to test AlertOC’s capability, capacity and effectiveness to deliver emergency notifications to the public during times of a major disaster. Specific opportunities that will be gained through this exercise are:

1. Test the effectiveness of the System to execute a large volume of notifications across the County. This will simulate probable use of the System during a “real” disaster event. Upon test completion, each jurisdiction will review call results to determine the systems capability to deliver calls within an acceptable timeframe and with a high percent of success.

2. Perform AlertOC public outreach to all Orange County residents to provide education on how the system will be used during an emergency and to encourage registration of additional contact information. The current number of voluntary registrations remains low and this will provide an opportunity to reach out directly to over 2 million* Orange County residents.

If you have not registered with AlertOC, you can do so at .

Costa Mesa Police Department
99 Fair Dr
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 714-754-5252

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