2009-09-16 / Front Page

Code RED activation underway

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System — a method to rapidly notify Early County residents of severe weather and other emergencies — should be implemented by next week.

Early County EMS director Ray Jarrett told the News Monday that the necessary agreement had been signed by county officials and faxed back to GEMA last week.

Jennifer Lecates, a spokesperson from CodeRED, also confirmed Monday that she had received the contract and the system could be activated within the next seven to 10 days, "as soon as the necessary personnel have undergone training on how the system works."

Once the system is activated all phone numbers in the E- 911 database will receive a call from the CodeRED system providing details about the system, including how to register additional phone numbers which may not be in the E-911 database.

Watch for additional information on the system in next week's Early County News and at www.earlycountynews. com.

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