City of San Carlos - San Mateo County Alert System (SMC)


San Mateo County's Community Alert System

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Get Informed During An Emergency

San Mateo County's Community Alert System

  • Have you ever wondered how you would get critical information from the Police or Fire Department after a major emergency in the City of San Carlos?

  • Do you wonder how you would know what type of incident had occurred and what it means for your neighborhood, when or if to evacuate and where to go, when to shelter in place and for how long?

  • The City of San Carlos in partnership with the County of San Mateo is proud to introduce the SMC Alert System. All users who sign up for SMC Alert will be notified of important information straight from the city. New information will be sent to users as soon as it becomes available.

  • Users can decide to sign up their E-mail, PDAs, pagers, or even cell phones. All designated devices will receive updates of situations occurring in the city. Users will not receive advertisements or SPAM mail. Your contact information is not shared with any other source and is maintained by select individuals in the Police and Fire departments.

  • Up to date information is critical and can make all the difference in an emergency. SMC Alert offers you and your family this information straight from Fire and Police Departments.

  • The more steps you take to becoming prepared before a major emergency, the easier it will be for you and your family to recover from that emergency!

  • Follow the link below to SMC Alert and register yourself for critical updates!


  • For more information, please contact the San Carlos Police Bureau at (650) 802-4277.