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Nolan County and the City of Sweetwater have a new emergency and mass notification provider. The transition from DeltAlert to the industry-leading, high-speed mass notification system, CodeREDÂ®, began earlier this year.
The transition to CodeRED will offer Nolan County/City of Sweetwater citizens the access to patented technologies that were not available with the previous provider. Public safety officials at Nolan County/City of Sweetwater will be able to more effectively communicate time-sensitive messages using the CodeRED systemâ€™s robust dialing infrastructure that is entirely managed by its parent company, Emergency Communications Network. This access will allow calls to be delivered seconds after County or City officials launch a message. Additionally, Nolan County/City of Sweetwater will have the ability to better target notifications geographically, only notifying those community members impacted by an alert.
Nolan County/City of Sweetwaterâ€™s residents who previously registered with DeltAlert have been transferred to the new CodeRED system, however all residents of Nolan County/City of Sweetwater are encouraged to update their existing information and enroll additional contact information through the Nolan County/City of Sweetwaterâ€™s enrollment page. To ensure you are included in the new CodeRED database, please visit the Nolan County Sheriffâ€™s Office website at www.nolanso.com and click on the CodeRED logo. Residents are encouraged to enroll cellphone numbers, email addresses and business contact information.
â€śWe look forward to using the many new features we have with CodeRED, and are pleased that our contract was transitioned to a well-known and highly reputable mass notification provider that has been providing these services for well over a decade,â€ť said Chief Grant Madden, Emergency Management Director of the City of Sweetwater.
As a new notification feature, Nolan County/City of Sweetwater will also send alerts to subscribers of the CodeRED Mobile Alert app. The Mobile Alert app provides users geo-based public safety alerts that impact them at their current location. The app provides an additional method for Nolan County/City of Sweetwater to communicate messages to not only local residents, but also to those traveling through the area. â€śOnce you download the free app, even if you travel to another CodeRED community, you will be notified of those alerts directly on your smartphone,â€ť Madden said. â€śThis is a really useful and unique feature that we are excited to begin using in the near future,â€ť he added.
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., Emergency Communications Network (ECN), LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed emergency notification services capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECNâ€™s sophisticated network supports a Web-based product suite featuring six major services: CodeREDÂ® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warningâ„˘ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; CityWatchâ„˘, a premise and Web-based, full featured outbound and inbound communication notification system; SmartNoticeâ„˘, a streamlined notification solution for businesses; My Daily Callâ„˘ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids and Code-EDÂ® for use by educational systems to improve communications with their school communities. For more information, visit www.ecnetwork.com.