Salina Implementing CodeRED Alert System
KSAL Staff - February 7, 2014 3:59 pm
Salina and Saline County authorities are using a new emergency alert system.
According to the Saline County Emergency Management Office, the City of Salina and Saline County have implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based Emergency Communications Network.
The CodeRED system will send messages to both citizens and City/County personnel by using telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property. CodeRED, among other notification systems available, was selected for its unrivaled reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s global use.
CodeRED’s robust system will provide city officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are very eager to use this technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans.
The City of Salina and Saline County anticipates using the system to notify residents within Saline County of missing endangered persons, prisoner escape, evacuation notices/routes, hazardous materials incidents, drinking water contamination, and other emergencies where mass notification is necessary for the safety of our citizens.
The City of Salina and Saline County have been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however all residents living within Saline County are encouraged to visit either one of these sites: www.saline.org
Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for many successful events including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.