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The Platte County Emergency Management has contracted with Emergency Communications Network,
Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida, for its "CodeRED" high-speed telephone emergency notification services.
The CodeRED system gives county officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone
notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.
Jane Carlson, Platte County's Emergency Management Coordinator, cautioned that such systems are only as
good as the telephone database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be
called". The CodeRED system not only offers faster calling rates and improved message delivery, it gives
individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly to the system's telephone
database. Carlson emphasized that this is an extremely important feature.
To ensure no one is omitted, Carlson urges all individuals and businesses to log onto Platte County’s
, and click the "Code Red" link to go to the "CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection" page. Or click here.
Those without Internet access may call Platte County's Emergency Management Office (307-322-2140), Monday through Friday,
(8AM-5PM) to give their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street
address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone
No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included, Carlson said. All businesses
should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone
number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone.
Carlson explained that the "CodeRED system is a geographical based notification system, which means
street addresses are needed to select which phone numbers will receive emergency notification calls in any
given situation. The system works fine for cell phones too, but we have to have a street address". People who
have recently moved but kept the same listed or unlisted phone number also need to change their address in
Carlson stated, “CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for doing so.
The information will only be used for emergency notification purposes". Questions should be directed to the
Platte County Emergency Management Office, 307-322-2140.