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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Milton to use CodeRED emergency system.

The City of Milton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system.

The system, which allows Milton to quickly deliver messages in emergency situations to targeted areas or the entire city, comes stocked with all listed phone numbers existing within the last year.

However, businesses and residents must input numbers if they:

have unlisted phone numbers, changed their phone number or address within the past year use a cellular or VoIP phone as their primary number Required information includes first and last name, street address, city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered, as well. All information is secure and will not be used for anything but emergency alerts.

To sign up, click here. You may also visit the City of Milton's Web site, www.cityofmiltonga.us, and click on the CodeRED logo.

If you would prefer to sign up over the phone, simply call 678-242-2500 and say you would like to register. We'll take care of the rest.

This system will replace the current free Nixle emergency alert system that texts residents. Unfortunately, because of privacy laws, the City of Milton cannot see the 500-plus people currently using Nixle. So if you've previously signed up for Nixle alerts, you'll have to register with CodeRED.

For more information on the CodeRED emergency alert system, contact Marietta at 678-242-2570 or matthew.marietta@cityofmiltonga.us.

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