What is Route Alerting? 

Fireman speaking into engine speaker

Route Alerting is a form of alert and notification that is used often in smaller scale emergencies or during quickly changing situations in a certain area. In route alerting, emergency responders drive or walk an affected or potentially affected area alerting residents of the emergency and actions they need to take.

Route Alerting can be door to door or via a public address system on a police car, fire engine, etc. Although route alerting is effective when other systems are unavailable, it is dependent on resource availability and can be a slow process. Route Alerting is traditionally used only in areas that are ordered to take action.