CodeRED notifies residents of emergency situations that require immediate action. Once activated, the system will call your contact number and leave messages in voice mail boxes and on answering machines.
The Chisago County Sheriff's Office, Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division, has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED. The new system distributes emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED employs a one-of-a-kind internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals, and answering machines. By registering, you will be added to the emergency call list. This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire community could be called within a few minutes. The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.
Chisago County residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. it is important for all residents and businesses to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers, cell phones, or voice over internet protocol (VOIP). Those who do not register their addresses and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, FREE, and easy.