Following an extensive and thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, the City of Taylor has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach, Florida based Emergency Communications Network.
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the City of Taylor’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both residents and Taylor personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails, and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property. CodeRED, among other notification systems available, was selected for its unrivaled reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s global use.
How it Works
Watch the CodeRed video to learn how the CodeRED Emergency Notification system works.
"CodeRED’s robust system will provide Taylor officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are very eager to use this technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans," said Police Chief Mary Sclabassi. The City anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of such things as fires, floods, drinking water emergencies and missing children notices.
The City of Taylor has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however, all residents living within City limits are encouraged to enroll and include additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.
Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for many successful events including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.
Watch CodeRed videos to learn about how CodeRED has help communities across the country stay safe and informed.
To help grow Taylor’s database with the most reliable information, the secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent – unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.
Download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.