The City of Flandreau has implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency mass notification service provided by Ormond Beach, Fla.-based OnSolve, LLC.
The action, approved by the city council, came after an evaluation and review of alerting systems that are available.
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the city’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and staff. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media channels to inform residents to better protect life and property. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s wide-spread adoption rates across the U.S.
“CodeRED’s robust notification system will provide Flandreau officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly deliver critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are eager to use this innovative technology to enhance our emergency notification procedures,” said City Administrator Jeff Pederson. “We also anticipate using the system to notify residents of utility interruptions, street closures, city facility closures, mosquito spraying and other occurrences.”
OnSolve has provided the Flandreau an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers. However all residents living within Flandreau city limits are encouraged to visit www.cityofflandreau.com and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses.
No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.
Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for successfully locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.