Chief Joseph O’Connor
219 Walden Street
P.O. Box 519
Concord, MA 01742
For Immediate Release
Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Concord Police to Include Severe Weather Alerts in CodeRED Notification System
First Community in Massachusetts to Provide Option for Residents
CONCORD — Police Chief Joseph O’Connor is pleased to announce that Concord has expanded its CodeRED system to include severe weather alerts.
The CodeRED system provides cities and towns with the ability to quickly communicate time-sensitive, personalized notifications through voice, email or text messages to targeted areas, or the entire town, through an automated alert.
Concord has recently expanded its program with the Emergency Communications Network, providers of the CodeRED, to include the severe weather warning alerts — the first community in Massachusetts to provide this service to residents.
“This automated warning system allows our community members to receive important information in the event of a severe weather situation,” Chief O’Connor said. “September is National Preparedness Month and we encourage members of our community to sign up for this important service.”
CodeRED Weather Warning is an opt-in only weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings. The program automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued. Those who are already signed up for CodeRED will need to update their account to include the severe weather alerts.
This no-charge update will allow message recipients to easily identify calls coming through the systems. Message recipient’s Caller ID will read Emergency Communications Network or 866-419-5000 for CodeRED calls. For CodeRED Weather Warning calls, either Emergency Communications Network or the number 800-566-9780 will appear on Caller ID displays.