Sign up for FlashAlert Messenger

 

Instructions to Create an Account with FlashAlert

  1. Go to http://flashalert.net/login.html.
  2. If you already have an account, log in. If you have an account but cannot remember your password, click on “Password Reset Tool.” If you do not have an account, click on “Click here to set up a new FlashAlert Messenger account.”
  3. After you set up your account, log in. If you plan to receive notices through Push Notification on an Android or iPhone rather than a cell phone, skip Step 4 and go to Step 5. Receiving building closure notices using Push Notification on a Smartphone is faster than text messaging.
  4. To receive text messages, or emails at an account other than your primary email address, enter the cell phone number or email address (or both) under “Manage Your Email/Cell Text Message Addresses” and click “Add.” You can enter up to three addresses; your primary address must remain an email. The system will require you to validate your data entries via text or email. When done, click “Update.”
  5. On the top of the page, under “Manage Your Subscriptions,” click on the “Add an Organization” drop-down menu and choose “Portland/Vanc/Salem.” Click on the “Select” drop-down menu and choose “State”. Select “State of Oregon” from the final drop-down menu.
  6. The check-box for Emergency Alerts is preselected. If you also want to receive DAS news releases, select the News Release check-box.
  7. Click on “Subscribe” then click on “Update.”
  8. If you want to subscribe to alerts from other organizations, feel free to do so.
  9. To log out of your account, click “Log Out” in the upper right corner.
  10. Smartphone users are now ready to download and install the FlashAlert Messenger app for iPhone or Android (see instructions below).

How to download and install FlashAlert Messenger app for iPhone

  1. Download FlashAlert Messenger from your phone’s App Store.
  2. Open the app. When asked if you want to receive Push Notifications, press Yes. Then click “Register”.
  3. Enter your FlashAlert account info then click “Attach my account”.
  4. FlashAlert automatically links your account with your messenger service.
  5. You may need to turn on Push Notifications for FlashAlert (it’s a good idea to check either way.) Follow these steps on iPhone:
    1. Go to Settings
    2. Click on Notifications
    3. Find and click on FlashAlert
    4. Under Notification Center choose “On”
    5. Under Alert Style choose “Banners”

How to download and install FlashAlert Messenger app for Android

  1. Download FlashAlert Messenger from your phone’s “Google Play” app store.
  2. Open the app. When asked if you want to receive Push Notifications, press Yes. Then click “Register”.
  3. Enter your FlashAlert account info then click “Attach my account”.
  4. FlashAlert automatically links your account with your messenger service.
  5. Androids automatically turn push notifications on.