to receive emergency text message alerts related to New Year’s Eve events in San Francisco. New Year’s Eve celebrants may also visit www.sfdem.org/NYESF.
SFDEM has setup a special New Year’s Eve registration code for the AlertSF emergency text system. Thousands of people come into the City to celebrate New Year’s Eve. These visitors may not be registered for AlertSF or have any interest in receiving regular alerts. This will allow visitors to receive emergency alerts for New Year’s Eve only.
AlertSF is a text-based notification system for San Francisco's residents and visitors. AlertSF will send alerts regarding emergencies disrupting vehicular/pedestrian traffic, watches and warnings for tsunamis, flooding, and Citywide post-disaster information to your registered wireless devices.
San Francisco public safety agencies are working with our state and federal partners to help keep New Year’s Eve celebrations safe for all people. The City will have additional resources available on New Year’s Eve. This means there will be more police officers, fire fighters, ambulances, deputies, and dispatchers available to respond. San Francisco’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be active to support first responders, coordinate city resources, and provide public information as necessary.San Francisco residents, visitors, and businesses can help by remaining vigilant while enjoying New Year’s Eve festivities.
These simple tips will help you stay safe:
If you see something, say something. Call 9-1-1 or talk to a police officer if you see something suspicious.
Have a plan. It is easy to lose track of people during large events. It is even more difficult when there is an emergency. Designate a meet up spot if you get separated from your group.
Be aware of your surroundings and take note of emergency exits.
Have a designated driver or alternative transportation plan if you plan on drinking alcohol.