Register Now for Emergency Notifications with CodeRED
St. Lucie County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution, which provides St. Lucie County’s Public Safety Department the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire county.
The CodeRED system replaces the FirstCall Emergency Notification System. If residents and businesses have already signed up with FirstCall, your phone numbers will automatically transfer to the new system. However, now is a good time to make sure your contact information is update to date.
Residents and businesses can update their contact information on the county’s Public Safety website at: http://www.stlucieco.gov/eoc/index.htm or directly at https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/476215DFDFDE.
Public Safety officials ask that everyone register their mobile phones as well as their "land line" and VOIP (voice over internet) phones to receive CodeRED alerts.
St. Lucie County Public Safety Division Director Tiffany Bennett stressed that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them.
"If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called," explained Bennett. "CodeRED allows geographically-based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages.”
The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes, added Bennett.