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Metro Moore County contracts with CodeRED to provide mass notification services to community

Posted on Monday, March 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

The Metro Moore County EMA has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, LLC to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Moore County officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire Moore County.

Metro Moore County EMA Director Jason Deal cautioned that 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,” said Deal.

One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is that it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly in the system’s database, which is an extremely important feature.

“No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Deal added, urging all individuals and businesses to enroll in the Code Red Emergency Notification System.

You may contact Marge Gammill at the Metro Moore Sheriff’s Department from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. Monday through Friday to supply your information over the phone.

Required information includes first and last name, street address — physical address, no P.O. Boxes — city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well. Also look for county EMA officials at local community events for register as well. You may also register at the Moore County Public Library.

All businesses are urged to 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.

“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,” said Deal. “The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages.

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 Metro Moore County Emergency Management Office at (931) 759-7323.  Ask to speak to Deal or Gammill.