PDST Emergency Communication system & how to receive it

If you have setup SMS in your PDST account before, you are good for SMS. If you are new to PDST or have not done so, please spend a few minutes to set SMS up.

In an emergency situation, such as unplanned canceled practice due to the pool condition, or inclement weather condition etc., PDST will send 1) an email; and concurrently 2) a SMS (texting) to notify affected group or the entire team. You will be asked to setup your SMS in your account.

To add an SMS (texting) number in a member account: 1. Log into your PDST account 2. Click the Add SMS button to the right of the box (if you have added your cell phone number for SMS (texting before, then click the SMS number, then click “Verify” on the right). 3. Fill in the Cell Number and Cell Carrier in the pop up and click the Send button 4. A pop up will notify you that a text has been sent to the cell number for verification 5. Check your cell phone for this message and get the Verification / Validation code. Note that some cell carriers can take a while to deliver the message. 9 6. Enter the code in the “Verification Code” field and click Verify. This MUST be done by YOU to be activated for use in PDST SMS system 7. The cell number will appear in the box with the “Verified” checkbox checked