City of Park Hills Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to Community
The City of Park Hills has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by ONSOLVE. Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for many successful events including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals, and issuing timely evacuations.
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the city's emergency planning and communications outreach. The platform will allow the city to communicate with both citizens and city personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails, and social media notifications in an effort to effectively inform residents of emergencies to protect life and property. CodeRED, among other notification systems available, was selected for its unrivaled reliability and accuracy, as well as the systems global use.
CodeRED's robust system will provide city officials with a reliable, easy to use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. The city anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of fires, floods, drinking water emergencies, and other general information.
The city has also contracted the CodeRED Weather Warning System, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages, and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather. The CodeRED Weather Warning system is an opt-in service that automatically notifies those registered of tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings just minutes after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service. (NWS)
The city has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however, all residents living within Park Hills City Limits are encouraged to sign up. You can CLICK HERE to sign up now, or visit the Emergency Management Page under Safety on the City’s Website at https://parkhillsmo.net and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll. You will be asked to add your contact information including cell phone number and email addresses. Users have the ability to add multiple cell phone numbers and email addresses for notifications. Land-line telephones may also be registered. This link allows residents to opt-in to receive automated weather warnings. Residents and businesses are encouraged to enter both a cell phone number and email address as well as designate the types of weather-related warnings to be received.