ALERT, the ALabama Emergency Response Team, is an organization of amateur radio operators from throughout Birmingham and central Alabama. ALERT is a non-profit corporation founded in Jefferson County, Alabama, on June 20, 1996.
ALERT is dedicated to providing Skywarn and other emergency communications messaging services using amateur radio. ALERT works closely with the National Weather Service Forecast Office in Birmingham, the Birmingham-Jefferson Co. Emergency Management Agency and with other public safety and amateur
radio emergency communications groups involved in Skywarn services elsewhere across Alabama.