The CodeRED from OnSolve team works regularly with community leaders across the nation promoting the mass notification tools available and information residents need in the event of an emergency. In fact, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is leading the charge to encourage “prepareathons” year round to increase emergency preparedness and resilience. A nation as large and geographically diverse as the United States will see many different disasters over the course of the average year – from hurricanes to tornadoes and from wildfires to floods – so emergency preparedness is something everyone should have on their to-do lists.
A critical step in emergency preparedness is signing up for alerts in your community so disaster won’t take you by surprise. America’s PrepareAthon is the perfect time for the residents to take charge of their own preparedness by visiting their city or county website and signing up for notifications. This simple action could make all the difference in the event of an emergency. OnSolve offers community notifications and mobile alerting platforms that keep residents informed during the most critical times.
The CodeRED emergency notification software is a reliable and trusted emergency notification solution used by city and county municipalities across North America for community alerting. The system gives authorized users have the ability to send phone calls, text messages, emails, social media messages including Facebook and Twitter, RSS, website widgets and through the public safety alerting application, CodeRED Mobile Alert.
Once enrolled, residents will have access to emergency information sent out by local public safety officials. Residents who sign up for CodeRED will be the first to receive preparedness tips, evacuation notices or warnings regarding threatening weather if they live in a participating CodeRED community.
CodeRED Weather Warning
CodeRED Weather Warning delivers advanced warning of severe weather as soon as a bulletin is issued by the National Weather Service. The automatic system delivers voice calls, text messages and emails to subscribed users. CodeRED Weather Warning is geographically targeted so only residents in the direct path of severe weather are contacted, increasing the relevance of each alert.
CodeRED Weather Warning delivers severe thunderstorm, flash flood and tornado warnings. Warnings for tsunamis and winter storms are also available to communities who may be impacted by these specific weather phenomena. Oftentimes, residents signed up for CodeRED Weather Warning will receive severe weather alerts before learning about the threat via television or radio. Warnings provide residents with the extra time they need to prepare, which could save their lives.
CodeRED Mobile Alert app
The CodeRED Mobile Alert app is an easy-to-use app designed for Apple and Android devices, as well as tablets. It allows smartphone users to stay alert and informed through the CodeRED system when they travel away from their community. Subscribers receive location-specific, often critical messages throughout the United States and Canada from public safety officials who use the CodeRED community notification system.
The app delivers real-time emergency and severe weather alerts to users within the exact area of impact. Subscribers living in that defined area or passing through that area when the alert is issued will receive the notification on their smartphone. All active alerts issued by CodeRED clients in North America, as well as weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service, can be accessed by users at any time. Residents can download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app here.
Mass notification solutions provide a gateway between community officials and their residents during an emergency. Being able to reach the public quickly is imperative. One of the greatest challenges: maintaining resident contact information.Download The Article