The City of Charlestown Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to the Community
Following an extensive and thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, The City of Charlestown has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based Emergency Communications Network.*
The CodeRED system will serve as the foundation for the City of Charlestown emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and City personnel by using the system’s capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media alerts in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property. CodeRED, among other notification systems available, was selected for its unrivaled reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s global use. Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for many successful events including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.
CodeRED’s robust and progressive system will supply City officials with a reliable, authoritative, easy-to-use platform to quickly promulgate critical information to the citizens of The City of Charlestown during emergencies. The City anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of fires, floods, drinking water emergencies and missing person notices.
The City of Charlestown has also contracted the CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages, and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather. The CodeRED Weather Warning system is an opt-in service that automatically notifies those registered of tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings just minutes after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).
The City of Charlestown has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however all residents living within the Charlestown City limits are encouraged to visit www.cityofcharlestown.com and click on the CodeRED icon to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. This link will also allow residents to opt-in to receive the automated Weather Warnings. Residents and businesses are encouraged to enter both a cell phone number and email address, and designate the types of weather warnings to be received.
*USE OF THE MOBILE APP IS NOT NECESSARY TO RECEIVE ALERTS ONCE YOU HAVE CONFIRMED THAT YOU ARE IN THE NOTIFICATION DATABASE BY VISITING THE CODE RED CONTACT PAGE.