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City Will Test CodeRED System on Sept. 19

If you have signed up for the city's emergency notification system, expect a "this is only a test" call on Wednesday, Sept. 19. And if you haven't opted in yet, do so now!

From a City of Alameda press release:

The City of Alameda will be testing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012.

CodeRED is a service used to notify Alamedans of a major emergency event. The system already has most of the city’s traditional land-line phone numbers, and the other contacts – cell phone, email, etc. - of residents who have opted in for the service.

The test will call all these contacts and leave a message that it is only a test. The calls will begin at approximately 11 a.m. and will continue until the emergency database has been completed.

The purpose of the test is to determine how quickly the City can get an emergency message out to the community, and to encourage all Alamedans to opt in to the service by signing up their cell phone numbers and email addresses. This can be done online, via the City of Alameda website at either www.cityofalameda.gov or www.alamedapolice.org
      
People without access to the Internet can call 510-337-8535 Tuesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and speak with Communications Supervisor Lisa McNiff, who will assist in entering information into the system.

The Alameda Police Department encourages all individuals and businesses to register, especially individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, or who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.

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Clark Cole September 12, 2012 at 03:28 PM
City of Alameda website should be www.cityofalamedaca.gov Whose doing your fact checking?!
Heather C. Martin September 19, 2012 at 08:04 PM
I thought the system worked great. The only thing I'd like is to be able to add more phone numbers. Between my two children, spouse and I we have five numbers I would want called in an emergency!
Jon Spangler September 19, 2012 at 08:24 PM
I received simultaneous phone calls this morning from CODE RED/City of Alameda--one on the land line and one on my cell phone. Both carried the same message, almost sync'ed and in stereo.... You can sign up here: ttps://cne.coderedweb.com/Default.aspx?groupid=XlQSLFw2KYKVHMbE8ZzTag%3d%3d

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