CodeRED System Provides Severe Weather Alerts

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The CodeRED telephone notification system has proven effect in keeping residents alerted to severe weather moving into the area.

The system is used in Mansfield for emergency notification. The telephone numbers in its database are called within seconds after initiation. The system is utilized during severe weather warnings issued by the National Weather Service, or in cases of other public safety emergencies such as missing persons or flash flood warnings.

“We have already seen CodeRED work successfully in many emergency situations,” said Assistant Fire Chief Roy McCleary, who is also the city’s emergency management coordinator.

The city’s CodeRED emergency notification system has been in place since June 2005. The city recently ran a test of the system in order to purge non-working telephone numbers from the database. Residents are encouraged to sign up for CodeRED and those already using the system are encouraged to make sure their information is updated.

Residents that desire to be included in the Weather Warning System must register and select the Weather Warning box. Registration is available via the city’s website (www.mansfieldtexas.gov) or by calling the Mansfield Fire Department at 817-276-4776 Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Required information includes first and last name, physical street address, city, state and zip code and primary phone number. Second phone numbers such as cell phone numbers are optional.

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