FAQ

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What is ALERT?

ALERT: Alabama Emergency Response Technology

The Alabama Emergency Response Technology (ALERT) system is a secure, internet-based, emergency alert notification system. When emergencies such as disease outbreaks, bioterrorism, natural disasters, or large-scale accidents occur, the ALERT system is used to notify participating responders and emergency preparedness teams.

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Who is required to have an ALERT account?

All Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) employees are required to have an ALERT account in order to receive critical information regarding emergencies, need to know information that could include health department closings, potential threats of severe weather and other situations that may affect employees.

Designated staff members of other agencies and healthcare partners who work in conjunction with ADPH and participate in emergency response to disasters or other emergency situations, planned emergency preparedness drills, exercises, and training may have accounts as well.

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How do I get an ALERT account?

An ALERT account will be created for you. A welcome email will be sent from ALERT to you when your account has been created.

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How can I update my account information?

Once you have received your username and password, you will be able to log in to your account and update your information.

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Is my information safe?

Yes. Every possible step relating to data integrity and security is taken by the staff in order to prevent abuse and protect participants’ privacy.

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