Oct. 17 – Test of KCInform employee alert and warning system 

On Oct. 17 at 10:17 a.m., millions of people worldwide will practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On during an earthquake as part of the annual ShakeOut drill.

That same day, Thursday, Oct. 17, just prior to the drill, we will test KCInform, our employee alert and warning system. A text, voice, and email alert will be sent to all registered county phones and emails, and employee personal phones and emails, with a message that looks like this:

“This is a test of KCInform, King County’s employee emergency notification system. This is only a test. Remember to Drop, Cover and Hold On at 10:17 a.m. during the Great ShakeOut drill. Thank you.”

KCInform is used to reach County employees during an emergency with timely information about infrastructure disruptions, facility closures, changes in your department’s business operations, and other critical impacts. Your King County desk phone number and @kingcounty.gov email address are already in the KCInform system, but it’s important to register your County-issued cell phone (if applicable) and personal cell phone and email address to ensure you don’t miss critical, time-sensitive messages. The service is free and your personal contact information is secure and protected.

If you haven’t yet registered your information into KCInform, please contact kcinform@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-3830 (between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday) to request your unique registration link. Watch this short video to learn more or visit our website.

Thank you for your participation in this important system test.