One of the best features about CodeRED is the ability to download its Mobile Alert App via a smartphone. This ensures that anywhere you go within the United States and Canada, you will receive important alerts from other CodeRED subscribers. This service not only helps us protect our residents, but it also protects travelers visiting or passing through Grand Traverse. Being a very popular tourist destination with several immense events during the summer months, having the ability to make sure our out of county visitors have the ability to receive emergency notifications is extremely important to us.
We are also excited with the new ECN Mobile Launch app that allows us to expediently create and launch notifications from the field or anywhere with cellular or WiFi access. And I am excited to be working with ECN to create a geocoded, predefined layer of all of our hazardous materials locations to make it efficient and very fast to launch an evacuation or shelter in place notice should a release occur.
CodeRED is without a doubt the most user friendly, comprehensive, and effective mass notification system I’ve ever used in my 25 year career in public safety.