Wednesday, September 6, 2017

City of Richmond to use CodeRED Emergency Notification System


The City of Richmond is encouraging all residents, visitors and businesses to sign up for a new mass notification system known as CodeRED. This system will allow city officials to quickly deliver alert messages regarding emergency situations.

“Keeping our residents, visitors and businesses safe and informed at all times is important,” said Mayor Levar Stoney. “CodeRED is another tool the city is providing to help citizens stay safe and informed.”

Users can sign up for emergency alerts and weather warnings, and the notifications can be sent to a cell phones, landlines or email addresses. The CodeRED system also has the ability to use Geographical Information System (GIS) technology to target specific areas based on emergency situations.

"The CodeRED system will give residents, visitors and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into a database to receive emergency alerts” continued the mayor. “If your contact information is not in the database, you may not be able to receive alerts. No one should assume his or her phone number is automatically included.”

Mayor Stoney is urging all individuals and businesses to visit the city of Richmond’s website, richmondgov.com and click the CodeRED button at the top of the page to register, or click here.

As part of the roll out, CodeRED will be making an inaugural call to help calibrate the system in the next couple weeks.

Residents, visitors and people who work but do not live in City of Richmond are encouraged to register and download the free CodeRED Mobile Alert app.

For more information, please contact Derek.Andresen@richmondgov.com or call (804) 646-6140.