CodeRED Emergency Alert System Test
Feb 9, 2017 (updated on Feb 9, 2017)
In an event of an emergency, City of Peoria/Peoria County officials issue alerts through CodeRED, a high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system allows messages to be quickly delivered to targeted areas of Peoria/Peoria County or to the city and county as a whole.
On February 15, 2017, the Emergency Communications Center of Peoria/Peoria County will be conducting a performance test of the system from 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m., contacting everyone in Peoria/Peoria County who is currently in the emergency database. Receiving a test message will assure that residents will receive a message when an actual alert is issued by City/County officials. Residents who have not enrolled to receive emergency CodeRED notifications, or did not receive a test message should immediately visit the city or county websites and click the CodeRED logo to enroll.
David Tuttle, Manager of the ECC, stated, “No one should automatically assume that the Emergency Communications Center has your contact information.” He urges all individuals and businesses to visit www.peoriagov.org or www.peoriacounty.org and click on the CodeRED link. Those without Internet access may call the Emergency Communications Center Customer Service Center (309-494-8065), Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) 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, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.
Residents may also receive text messages or emails through CodeRed. Options are listed on the enrollment page. https://public.coderedweb.com/cne/en-US/B9047FCBE80F
Residents who wish to be removed from the system should call 494-8065. Please provide the name of your carrier.
CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes such as in the case of missing children, boil water advisories and shelter-in-place alerts.
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