Learn more about the new emergency communication system the City of Waupaca and Waupaca County will be utilizing and get signed up.
Waupaca County Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to Community
Following an extensive and thorough evaluation and review of alerting systems, the County of Waupaca has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based Emergency Communications Network.
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the County’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and City personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property. CodeRED, among other notification systems available, was selected for its unrivaled reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s global use.
“CodeRED’s robust system will provide city/county officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are very eager to use this technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans,” said Sheriff Brad Hardel. The City’s and County anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of fires, floods, drinking water emergencies and missing children notices.
The County has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however all residents living within Waupaca County limits are encouraged to visit http://www.co.waupaca.wi.us/ and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses.
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.