BROOKLINE — Town Administrator Mel Kleckner and Fire Chief and Emergency Management Director John Sullivan are pleased to announce that the Town of Brookline has upgraded its existing AlertBrookline emergency alert system.
All residents and businesses are invited to register for the CodeRED notification system to receive updates about emergencies and other news. CodeRED notifications will be available in five languages.
Sign-up is available either online or on a mobile device, allowing users to receive notifications about items like missing children or persons, criminal activity, fires, public health notices, utility outages, traffic conditions, various threats to people or the environment, and other incidents as deemed necessary by town public safety officials.
The alerts are sent to residents via phone call, text message, email and social media.
Additionally, residents and businesses also have the opportunity to opt in or out of non-emergency notifications. Non-emergency notifications will include other significant information such as COVID-19, election information as well as parking and transportation updates
The CodeRed notification system will replace the town’s previously existing Blackboard notification system. Anyone who has previously had an account on Blackboard should create a new account on CodeRed.
To enroll online, visit the Town of Brookline specific CodeRED webpage here.
To enroll on a mobile device, text alertbrookline (all one word) to 99411to receive a direct link to the enrollment form.
To create an account, users will be asked to either log-in via Google, Facebook or Twitter, or create a separate account with a unique username and password. On the next page users will be asked to enter their name, address, phone number, mobile provider, email address and which types of alerts they would like to receive (emergency or emergency/general).
“In the past, AlertBrookline was only used for emergency messages, which is still the core function of the system, with this upgrade we will now send out important non-emergent messages,” Chief Sullivan said. “Improving the Town’s capabilities to communicate directly with our constituents by sharing a wider variety of important information is critical in these times. We encourage every household in Brookline to create an account in order to utilize the full capabilities of this new platform.”