Black Diamond Alert

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What is the Black Diamond Alert?
Black Diamond Alert is for emergency alerts. It helps us contact you in a crisis: floods, tornadoes, wildfires, hazardous material spills, and any other emergencies that might affect you or your family. You will receive official, reliable information about what’s happening and what you need to do about it.

About the Safe Communities Alert Network Regional Partnership
The Town of Black Diamond has partnered with seven other neighbouring municipalities on this regional emergency notifications system. Participating municipalities include High River, MD of Foothills, Turner Valley, Longview, Okotoks, Vulcan, and Vulcan County. The system is hosted by Foothills 911.
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How Does Safe Communities Alert Network Work?

The Safe Communities Alert Network is a mass notification system capable of sending a message to thousands of individuals by SMS text, cell phone, telephone, and e-mail in minutes.

When you sign up, you’ll be asked for your location.  You can enter your home address and other locations important to you, such as a school, workplace, or a relative’s home.  Next, you’ll be asked for any phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or text message numbers where we can reach you.

In a crisis, we’ll use your contact information to send you important, time-sensitive information about what’s happening and any steps you need to take to protect you or your family.  We will use all your phone numbers, e-mail addresses, or text message numbers one-by-one until we reach you.

Choose your alerts

Black Diamond will issue three types of alerts:

  • Critical Alerts (immediate life threatening danger)
  • Information Bulletins (extraordinary situations to be aware of and prepare for)
  • Volunteer Requests (opportunities to assist with disaster relief)

Everyone that signs up will receive critical alerts; you can choose if you wish to receive information bulletins and/or volunteer requests.  Each partner community also offers a variety of alerts that you can subscribe to and change at any time.

Keep Up-to-Date

Once you’ve signed up, you can change your contact details or other information at any time .  It is recommended that you keep your contact information current, in order to be sure that you receive important alerts.