Residents and businesses can sign up to the Glasgow Alert scheme which allows Strathclyde Police to communicate instantly via text messages directly to mobile phones and pagers, or via email, if it is considered that evacuation is necessary in the event of a civil emergency. Incidents which might trigger an alert could include building collapses, chemical leaks, gas escapes, severe weather, major flooding, utilities failures, major fires or terrorist attacks.
On receiving an alert the public should evacuate the building they are in and go to its recognised evacuation assembly point and then follow police instructions. Do not delay your departure, but do dress for the prevailing weather conditions, and take money and any medicines which you might require with you.
Register to receive Glasgow Alerts
Businesses and residents can sign up to receive text messages or emails in connection with the Glasgow City Centre Evacuation Plan and/or some major city events free of charge.
Features & Benefits of Glasgow Alert
Evacuation information is broadcast live from the Strathclyde Police Control Room.
Membership enables you to make the best responses and decisions possible.
Alerts are delivered by the most appropriate and convenient method; mobile phone SMS text, pager or email.
The scheme is free to subscribers.
Test messages are broadcast annually to both the "Residents" and "Businesses" groups.
Annual re-registration ensures our contact list is up-to-date. The scheme is owned and managed by Vocal on behalf of Glasgow City Council and Strathclyde Police.
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