The city of Sedgwick has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. You can sign up for the program today.
The city of Sedgwick has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution.
The CodeRED system provides city officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire city, a news release stated. This notification system will be used for emergencies such as major flood or snow/ice events, drinking water emergencies, dam breach, road closings, etc.
Police Chief Ray Huff, Sedgwick’s community safety director, cautioned such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them.
“If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called,” he said in a news release.
One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database. You can sign up for the program today.
“No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Huff said, urging all individuals and businesses to log onto the city of Sedgwick’s website, www.cityofsedgwick.org, and follow the link to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page. Questions may be directed to Sedgwick City Hall at 772-5151, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays. Information to be collected will include first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number and additional phone numbers (cell and/or work).
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
Huff explained, “CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages.”
Huff stated, “CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes.”
Questions should be directed to the Police Chief Ray Huff, 772-5151.
“The Emergency Communications Network Inc. provides affordable high-speed notification solutions capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes,” a news release stated.
ECN’s network supports a web-based product suite featuring CodeRED, which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text.