Friday, March 29, 2019
For Immediate Release
Media Contact: John Guilfoil
Email: [email protected]
Burlington Police and Fire Encourage Residents to Sign Up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts
BURLINGTON — Police Chief Michael Kent and Fire Chief Steven Yetman are encouraging residents and business owners to sign up for the town’s new emergency notification alert program.
Burlington’s new CodeRED emergency notification system will go into effect on April 1. It allows police, fire and town officials to issue important, time sensitive emergency notifications to residents and frequent visitors in situations such as evacuations, fires, floods, crime, chemical spills, severe weather storms and gas leaks.
The notification system will also be used to notify residents of important non-emergency information including road closures, trash collection schedule changes, and snow plow schedules.
“This system allows us to quickly and efficiently reach residents by their preferred communication method in an emergency, which has the potential to save lives,” Police Chief Kent said. “I encourage residents to take advantage of this asset to the safety of Burlington, and sign up immediately to get the latest alerts and updates.”
Registration for CodeRED is customizable to each resident, allowing people to choose which alerts they’d like to receive as well as their preferred medium of contact. CodeRED alerts can be issued in a variety of formats, including voice messages, text messages and emails.
In addition to town-wide notifications, alerts can also be sent to specific streets and neighborhoods to ensure that residents in affected areas receive relevant information.
To sign up for CodeRED alerts, visit bit.ly/BurlCodered.
Residents and visitors can keep track of alerts in Burlington with the CodeRED mobile app, which notifies smartphone holders of real-time alerts in the area. Users can also customize what notifications they receive through the CodeRED app.