ROAM sign in
To All San Mateo County Overhead Personnel:
To facilitate rapid notification of OES Overhead Requests we are planning to utilize the “ROAM Alert Red” system managed by County OES. This system allows the end user to create a log-on and manage their alerting method. Alerts can be sent to e-mails, county pagers or cell phones. You will not receive junk or spam; only the Fire Mutual Aid Coordinator (or his designee) will be able to send alerts to the “XSM Overhead Request” group. Once all current overhead personnel have joined, the group will be locked and new personnel will need to be added by contacting Mike Towns at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An additional public group has been added which is called “Wildland Updates (General mesgs on fire activity)”. This is a message group that will be maintained by several individuals. Information on new and existing fires will be sent out as the information is obtained. This group may get busy causing a lot of data, so join or remove yourself at any time. This group is open to any firefighter. This is an informational group only, DO NOT contact your supervisor or County Communications for deployment questions or fire updates.
If you think of other groups that may be beneficial, please let me know and I will add them.
Please go to: https://oes.smcalert.info/index.php?CCheck=1 and follow the instructions on the following pages to create a log on. Your prompt response in doing this would be greatly appreciated so we can communicate overhead needs as soon as possible.
Foster City Fire
Click on “New User”
Fill in name and email address. Select “Email account” in the drop down and add your email address. Select your cell provider and add cell number. Select “San Mateo County Pagers” and add 4 digit cap code. Create password.
In the “Enter the Authorization Code” section enter “alert”. Only select your City & Town of where you work. Do not highlight any information in the boxes below "Cities & Towns".
Select Fire and click Finish registration
Click on “My Alerts”
Click on XSM OES Overhead Request “add group”. You may also click on the “Wildland updates” if you desire.
Do not attempt to sign up for Sheriff’s Office Overtime, you will not get it.
You are complete and you may Logout.