2018-09-15 / Community Life

Registration available for CodeRED sign-ups

Potter County Emergency Management Agency is encouraging residents to sign up for a new community notification system to provide important alerts and time-sensitive messages using phone calls, email, social media sites and text messaging.

It’s a “reverse-911” concept that can help people prepare for imminent weather emergencies or other risks to public safety.

Commissioners Doug Morley, Paul Heimel and Susan Kefover approved a contract with OnSolve, the company that provides the service, referred to as CodeRED.

“This system can deliver critical information to thousands of individuals within minutes,” explained Glenn Dunn, the county’s emergency management coordinator. “Alerts can be specific to streets, neighborhoods, or regions.”

OnSolve has provided the Potter County DES with an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers. However, all residents living within Potter County limits are encouraged to visit pottercountypa.net and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. An app is also available for download.

Additional information is also available at 274-8900, extension 501.

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