Pulaski County has selected Emergency Communications Network to provide their CodeRED high-speed notification solution.
The CodeRED system provides county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages, including severe weather warnings, to targeted areas or the entire county. This system will replace the current Alert Pulaski system, and a county-wide test call has been scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m.
CodeRED automatically recognizes existing residential phone numbers, however, all individuals and businesses are encouraged to log onto Pulaski County’s website, pulaskicounty.org, and follow the link to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment” page.
Those without internet access may call Pulaski County Administration at 980-7705, Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number, and additional phone numbers can be entered as well.
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone as their primary number.
CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation.
This system provides those who want to be included with an easy and secure method for inputting information. The user can choose which notifications he or she would like to receive, such as emergency only, weather warnings, or general notifications. Questions should be directed to Josh Tolbert, emergency management coordinator, at 980-7716.