Daggett County through a contract with Emergency Communications Network, LLC, will begin providing public safety alerts through the company’s new public safety app – CodeRED Mobile Alert.
The app, which is a free download for iPhone and Android subscribers, will allow residents, as well as those traveling through the area, to receive community and emergency alerts via notifications to their smartphones. Tamara Twitchell, Daggett County Emergency Manager, said the new platform will serve as one additional tool to help inform the community and visitors about important information that may impact their safety. "The app works similarly to our current CodeRED system. If you have the app downloaded and are in the affected area of the alert, a notification will be sent through the app to alert you of the issue,” Twitchell said.
Residents who have enrolled for the CodeRED System will continue to receive voice calls, text messages and emails. However, the app is designed to keep users safe and informed while on the go. “The app is unique because, for example, if we have a resident who is traveling to another state that also uses the CodeRED system; they will receive any community or emergency alerts from that specific area as well. It’s just one extra way to stay safe when you’re away from home,” Twitchell said. This additional outlet for Daggett County to communicate time-sensitive messages to residents and visitors is at no additional cost to the current contract with Emergency Communications Network. Emergency, community and missing children alerts are always free to app users.
Residents with iPhones and Android smartphones are encouraged to download the app to begin receiving notifications from Daggett County. The app is available for a free download on the iTunes store and Google Play. For more information or to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, visit http://ecnetwork.com/mobile/getitnow.html.
If you are not in the CodeRED system please go to http://www.daggettcounty.org/ and click on the CodeRED button that is located toward the bottom left hand of the page and follow the directions to enter your information. No one is automatically entered. If you have changed phone numbers etc. please remember to reenter your information. CodeRED has allowed the creation of accounts, making it easier to update your personal information.