CodeRED alerts Edmond to potential danger

The CodeRED system isn’t used very often and only in situations where public safety is an issue, Stillwell said.

FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: August 6, 2010 at 1:43 pm •  Published: June 2, 2010
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EDMOND — CodeRED is an emergency notification system used to alert Edmond residents and businesses about weather emergencies, homeland security issues, missing children or adults, evacuation orders, local criminal activity and other situations that require immediate dissemination of crucial information.

The system can deliver a recorded message about warnings and events to 60,000 residents and businesses in an hour, and can target specific geographic areas, said Matt Stillwell, Edmond’s director of central communications and emergency management.

The CodeRED system isn’t used very often and only in situations where public safety is an issue, Stillwell said.

The CodeRED dialing system attempts each telephone number up to 3 times and will leave a message on an answering machine.

The system is used frequently to notify residents near the police department’s firing range that officers will be firing weapons and testing explosives, Stillwell said.

To register
Residents or business owners in Edmond can register for the city of Edmond’s CodeRED Emergency Notification System by going online to edmondok.com.

How to opt out
For more information, or receive a form to opt out, call 359-4384.


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