Code Red Emergency Notification

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On 7/1/2015 the Town of Bristol implemented the community notification system know as CodeRED, a rapid emergency notification system designed to deliver critical communications that alerts citizens about crucial life safety-related information.

CodeRED utilizes a unique mapping capability that allows for the geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to a recipient whose phone number is registered within CodeRED’s phone number database.   This database supports sending message notifications to landline and mobile phones, as well as text messages and email, and also allows preferences to be set by recipients.

“This emergency notification system enables the Town of Bristol to quickly provide essential information to the public in a variety of situations, such as evacuation notices, severe weather alerts, boil water notices, and Missing children,” the Rhode Island Emergency Management Director Peter Gaynor said.  “The CodeRED system will provide us with the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire state, depending on the severity and extent of an emergency or disaster, at no cost to those who receive the messages.”

To receive emergency notifications via phone call, text, or email from state or local authorities signup now on the Town of Bristol’s website and click on the CodeRED link above.