Incident Alerts and Communications

Evacuation Alerts by Mendocino County Sheriff ‘s Office & Office of Emergency Services

Evacuation alerts are given by the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office via the MendoAlerts system (voice, text and email) and the Nixle system (text only). It is vital that all residents sign up for both of these notification systems. Click here to register for MendoAlerts. Click here to register for Nixle online or register by cell phone by texting 95490 to 888777. Hi-low tone vehicle sirens are another form of evacuation alerts that mean evacuation order – leave now! Various other alert systems, such as sirens, are under consideration by Mendocino County and Fire Departments. All family members should become familiar with the different types of evacuation notices and communication options prior to an emergency.

It is important that individuals are familiar with the following terms:


Fire is expected to arrive in 2 hours or more, with threat to civilian life. Gather your evacuation kit and prepare your home for possible evacuation. Evacuate as soon as possible. Click here to access evacuation checklists.


Fire is expected to arrive in less than 1 hour, with threat to civilian life. Evacuate immediately. Do not delay to gather belongs or prepare your home.


Community members should stay secured in their current location. Sheltering in place may be used when evacuation would be a greater threat to life.


CONFIRM INCIDENT —Cal Fire Public Information Line- 707-574-8261

MendoAlerts – voice, text, and emails – register ALL phones

Click here to register for MendoAlert notifications.

Mendocino County Sheriff ‘s Nixle System – text only

Click here to register for Nixle notifications or text 95490 to 888777 for local or MendoAlert for county

Sherwood Firewise SafetyNet – text to cellphones, emails, and calls/voicemail

SFC has created the SafetyNet system for early notice of incidents that may affect residents living along the Sherwood Corridor. A scanner team will activate notices of verifiable incidents that may impact public safety. You can choose to be notified by text, email or phone or all three! Each adult person in a household must register individually. Click here to register to receive Sherwood Firewise SafetyNet notifications.

All information gathered by SFC is confidential, and will not be shared with any other party. It is for the warning system only. You can opt out of SafetyNet at any time.

ACCESSING ONGOING INCIDENT INFORMATION – requires a computer or cell phone and internet,

CAL FIRE Incident MapClick here.

Sat Fire MapClick here.

Mendocino County Sheriff ‘s OfficeClick here.

Office of Emergency ServicesClick here.

PG&E Disaster Assistance for those with DisabilitiesClick here.

Facebook Groups – from government sites and local groups.

The following FaceBook pages frequently post fire and other safety related incidents. You may need to be a member to access some of these links.

CAL FIRE Local –  Click here.

• CAL FIRE State –  Click here.

Mendocino County Sheriff‘s OfficeClick here.

Brooktrails Township Fire DepartmentClick here.

Sherwood Firewise CommunitiesClick here.

Brooktrails Community PageClick here.

Mendocino Action News – Fire, Traffic and Other EmergenciesClick here.

95490 Neighborhood ClubClick here.

Willits CA 95490 Community Awareness InformationClick here.

Brooktrails Incidents and NotificationsClick here.

Helpful Apps to download

  • Watch Duty app
  • Broadcastify app
  • Flightradar25 app
  • CAL FIRE app
  • Windy app
  • Quakefeed app


• Fire Weather – Click here.

• Smoke & Air Quality – Click here.

• Wind Speed and Direction – Click here.

• PG&E Outages – Click here.

• ID any plane flying overhead – Click here.

• Mile marker – Click here.

• Frequencies – Click here.

• Cal Fire Ready for WildfireClick here.

Sherwood Firewise – Click here.


Mendocino County Amateur Radio Radio Communications ServiceClick here.

Neighbors working together to create a safer community