CodeRED alerts now available for Scott City residents
SCOTT CITY, Mo. (KBSI) – The city of Scott City has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service.
This comes after an “extensive and thorough evaluation and review of mass emergency alerting systems,” according to the city of Scott City.
CodeRED is provided by On Solve which is based in Ormond Beach, Florida.
The Code RED system will serve as the backbone of Scott City’s emergency planning and communications outreach.
The platform will allow Scott City to communicate with residents and personnel by sending telephone calls, text messages, emails, posts to social media and mobile app messages to inform residents of emergencies. The goal is to better protect life and property.
The system will be available to everyone in Scott City and the areas outside the city that are covered by the Scott City Fire Department.
CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s widespread usage across North America, according to the city of Scott City.
The city plans to use the system to notify residents of fires, flooding, drinking water emergencies, road closures or hazards, missing children notices, and more, according to Emergency Manager Dan King.
Scott City also purchased the CodeRed Weather Warning system. This is 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 enrolled of tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service.
All residents living within the coverage area of the Scott City Fire Department are asked to visit this link: public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BF30B207C410 to enroll in the system. Residents can enroll using their cell phone numbers, text and email addresses.
Residents are asked to visit the link to ensure that are registered.