Waynesboro Borough Authority transitions to the Code-Red mass notification service.
The Waynesboro Borough Authority has a new emergency mass notification provider. The transition to Emergency Communications Network’s (ECN) CodeRED mass notification solution from One Call Now began earlier this month. ECN recently acquired all One Call Now’s Government Emergency Center/911 clients.
The transition from One Call Now to CodeRED will offer the Waynesboro Borough Authority access to unique, web-based features that were not available with the previous provider. Emergency managers at the Borough of Waynesboro will be able to more effectively communicate time-sensitive messages using ECN’s robust dialing infrastructure that is entirely managed by ECN, allowing calls to be delivered seconds after Waynesboro officials launch a message.
Waynesboro water and sewer customers who registered with OCN have been transferred to the new CodeRED system. However, citizens are encouraged to go to the website and register their current contact information, including cell phone numbers, business and home telephones, as well as email addresses and text addresses where they would like to receive notifications, through the system’s Citizen Enrollment Notification page. Although residents are guaranteed to receive emergency notifications upon enrollment, they may opt-out of receiving a variety of other general notifications that may include road work and community announcements. To ensure you are included in the new CodeRED database, please visit CodeRed website at https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/F0C587C943D6 and register your information.
“We look forward to using the many new features we have with CodeRED, and are pleased that our contract was transitioned to a well-known and highly reputable mass notification provider,” said S. Leiter Pryor, Director of Borough Utilities.
As a new feature, the Waynesboro Borough Authority will also send notifications to CodeRED Mobile Alert app subscribers. The Mobile Alert app provides users geo-based public safety alerts that impact them at their current location. The app provides an additional method for the Borough of Waynesboro to communicate messages to not only local residents, but also to those traveling through the area. “Once you sign up, even if you travel to another CodeRED community, you will be able to access those alerts as well.
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed emergency notification services capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring four major services: CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; My Daily Call™ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids; and CodeED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities. To learn more, visit www.ecnetwork.com.