Syndicated by: Montana News
YELLOWSTONE COUNTY, MT, March 8, 2019 – Following a thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, Yellowstone County along with the cities of Billings, Laurel, and Broadview have implemented CodeRED, a high-speed emergency mass notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based OnSolve, LLC.
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of Yellowstone County’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and staff. The system sends telephone calls, text messages, emails and posts to social media channels to inform residents to better protect life and property. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s wide spread adoption rates across the U.S.
Yellowstone Disaster and Emergency Services Coordinator, K.C. Williams states, “CodeRED’s robust notification system will provide Yellowstone County officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly deliver critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are eager to use this innovative technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans. We anticipate using the system to notify residents of public safety issues such as fires, floods, drinking water emergencies, missing children notices or any other event that may impact the safety and well-being of our citizens.”
All residents are encouraged to visit http://co.yellowstone.mt.gov/des/ and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll their contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. Citizens are also encouraged to download the CodeRED app to their mobile devices. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.
Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for successfully locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations.