City of Chico launches CodeRED Emergency Notification System

The Chico Police Department announces the launch of the CodeRED emergency mass notification system to advise residents in the event of emergency situations, joining several Butte County emergency agencies now part of the web-based information-delivery system.

Posted: Dec. 7, 2017 2:48 PM

The Chico Police Department announces the launch of the CodeRED emergency mass notification system to advise residents in the event of emergency situations, joining several Butte County emergency agencies now part of the web-based information-delivery system.

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The CodeRED system will be launched and tested Thursday, December 14th, 2017 at 1:00PM. The test phase is to validate telephone numbers in the city’s database. During the test phase, individuals will receive a call, email or text message to validate telephone numbers. The Caller ID number will read 866.419.5000 for emergencies and a caller ID number will read 855.969.4636 for non-emergencies. The message will say, “This is a TEST of Chico’s CodeRED Emergency Notification system. Please visit www.chico.ca.us to register further contact information. Thank you”

There is no need for action if you receive the call, email or text message. Emergency personnel are merely testing the CodeRED system to ensure it is operational. If you would like to register additional contact numbers to the CodeRED system, please visit www.chico.ca.us.

The Chico Police Department’s emergency dispatch unit has spent the past several weeks in preparation for the launch of CodeRED; learning the advance features of the system, updating current data base information and training additional staff members in CodeRED usage.

CodeRED is a system which will also allow the Chico Fire Department to provide an enhanced level of emergency communications for residents. When response times and alerting the public to situations which could be life-threatening are critical, CodeRED will play a vital role for emergency first responders.

All residents within the Chico City limits are encouraged to visit www.chico.ca.us and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information, including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. No one should assume they are in the existing emergency contact data base. Residents may also stay up-to-date on emergency information by using the CodeRED Mobile Alert App. The free download is available on the App store and Google Play. It will allow residents and visitors to receive free emergency information and community alerts directly to their iPhone and Android devices.

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