Grand County OEM tests CodeRED alert notification |

Grand County OEM tests CodeRED alert notification

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conducted an Emergency Communications Network alert test using the CodeRED emergency notification system on May 5. The CodeRED system provides Grand County officials with the ability to quickly deliver cellular and land line messages to targeted areas or the entire County. The Grand County OEM and the Grand County Sheriff’s office utilizes this as a tool to keep the public informed of an emergency that may affect their safety.

“CodeRED gives those who want cellular emergency notifications in addition to land lines an easy and secure method for inputting information,” said Grand County Emergency Manager, Nowell Curran.

If you received a call last week, that means you are successfully registered.

There are 13,449 registered phone numbers in the CodeRed System. Of those 9,480 numbers were successfully reached for a 70 percent success rate. According to CodeRed officials anything over a 60 percent success rate is considered robust and a successful test.

The 3,969 numbers that were not reached will be put through a validation process the week of May 16.

Visit http://WWW.GCEMERGENCY.COM, and follow the link to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page to register your mobile device.

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