FREEPORT, ILLINOIS — The City of Freeport Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested during the week of June 1st to validate telephone numbers in the City of Freeport’s database.
CodeRED is the FREE community notification system available to Freeport residents that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages, emails, and social media.
Here’s what you need to know:
• There is no need to take action if you receive the call. Emergency personnel are merely testing the system to ensure it is operational as needed, and to encourage additional residents to enroll to receive future notifications.
• This process helps us continually improve the system. Testing increases the efficiency of the system and speed at which notifications will be delivered during an actual emergency.
• Visit our website to update contact information. If your phone number is not in the database, you will not receive a call when we do launch an important notification.
The CodeRED system allows Freeport’s officials to effectively reach residents and personnel by using the system’s capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media posts to inform residents and better protect life and property.
The City has also purchased the CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages, and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather. The CodeRED Weather Warning system is an opt-in service that automatically notifies those enrolled of tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).
The city says they urge citizens to visit the CodeRED Community Notification page on the City of Freeport’s website at https://cityoffreeport.org/codered-community-notification/ for more information. Questions regarding this system test should be directed to 815.235.8208.