CodeRED emergency call system is upgraded and online--sign up today!

CodeRED emergency call system is upgraded and back online--sign up today

Arcata Police Department's CodeRED system, the service that automatically calls citizens during emergencies, is upgraded and back online. The best way to make sure you get automatic calls or texts in the event of a natural disaster, road closure or police emergency situation is to sign up for the notification service using this link. APD strongly suggests that residents and businesses sign up all landlines and cell phones to ensure prompt notification.

PRESS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 5, 2013                                                                                    

Arcata’s CodeRED system upgraded and fully operational
Register all your phone numbers for emergency notifications today

(Arcata, CA) – CodeRED, the City of Arcata’s emergency notification system, is upgraded and back online. Last year, the Arcata Police Department enhanced its public notification capabilities by partnering with Emergency Communication Network, the CodeRED message system service providers. CodeRED is designed to quickly call residents and businesses with important information about critical situations like tsunami warnings, severe weather, chemical spills, fires or significant criminal events within a neighborhood. Other City departments can also send out general information about street closures, major construction and water outages using the CodeRED system.

While CodeRED uses the white pages and other publicly available contact information sources, the most reliable and accurate information comes from people enrolling in the CodeRED system themselves. The Arcata Police Department strongly encourages you to enroll in the CodeRED system, especially if you have a cellular, unlisted or recently changed telephone number. Residents and businesses can visit the City of Arcata home page at www.cityofarcata.org and click on the "CodeRED Emergency Notification System" link.  No one should automatically assume their telephone number is listed with CodeRED. 

CodeRED also offers residents and businesses the option of receiving e-mail and/or text message notifications.  TDD/TTY phone messages are available for the hearing impaired.  Anyone may opt out of CodeRED at anytime.

For more information about the CodeRED notification system, please contact Lieutenant Ryan Peterson of the Arcata Police Department at (707) 822-2428.

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