Craig Davis, Chief
137 Main Street
Ashland, MA 01721
For Immediate Release
Friday, Sept. 16, 2016
Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Ashland Police Launch Code RED Emergency Notification System
ASHLAND – Police Chief Craig Davis is pleased to announce that the Town of Ashland is launching a new CodeRED community notification system, which sends important alerts and time-sensitive messages to staff members and residents.
Along with emergency and critical messages, the CodeRED notification system can also enhance community engagement via the release of important but non-emergency information, including road closures, trash collection schedule changes, snow plow schedules and other town services.
Registration for this notification service is customized, allowing residents to choose which alerts to sign up for and how they would prefer to receive them. Residents can choose several different methods: landline, cell phone, email, text message, TTY, or a combination of devices. Notifications can be specified by streets, neighborhoods, or regions so that residents in affected areas can receive information in their selected area.
Residents that were enrolled in the town’s previous notification system do not need to re-register, but are encouraged to update their contact information online.
Additionally, residents and visitors can keep track of alerts in town with the CodeRED Mobile App, which notifies smartphone holders of real-time alerts in the area. Similar to the online registration, users choose which notifications they’d like to receive via the app. Authorized town personnel will have access to the ECN Launcher – an app that allows officials to create and send messages on the go from any smartphone or tablet within seconds, without requiring a computer.
All residents are encouraged to visit www.ashlandpd.org to sign up for CodeRED and immediately start receiving these informative, life-saving alerts. For more information on the CodeRED notification system or registration, please contact Sgt. Ed Burman at [email protected].
About Emergency Communications Network:
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, FL, Emergency Communications Network (ECN) is one of North America’s largest providers of emergency notification and mass notification systems. ECN provides two primary services: CodeRED for state and local government entities to deliver emergency and general messaging to residents in specific geographic areas, and SmartNotice for staff and customer notification, an essential tool for business continuity and disaster recovery. ECN’s technology solutions are used each day to effectively alert, inform and save lives across the U.S. and Canada. To learn more, visit ecnetwork.com.