Radnor Township has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The new system will distribute 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.
This service can be used in case of fires, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, criminal threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire community could be called within 10 to 15 minutes.
Radnor Township 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 Township residents and business customers to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers like cell phones.
Radnor Township may also activate CodeRED to send GENERAL and/or Parks & Recreation notifications to registered subscribers to communicate non-life safety matters, such as planned road closures, water main repairs, water and power service interruptions, etc. By selecting the box for GENERAL and/or Parks & Recreation alerts, you can also receive these types of notifications. There is no charge to register for or use CodeRED and your personal information will be kept confidential.
With CodeRED, you get the option of also receiving the CodeRED Weather Warning. These alerts are automatically generated when the National Weather Service issues a warning for your location. This early warning could prove to be life-saving.Things to Know About CodeRED
- Subscribe to CodeRED By registering, you’ll be added to the call list.
- Registration is confidential, free, and easy.
- CodeRED delivers notifications by phone, email, text, social media.
- CodeRED is compatible with TDD/TTY devices for those with hearing impairments.
- Individuals and businesses may add as many phone numbers, email and texts numbers as they choose.
- Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency.
- OPT OUT from CodeRED Should you wish to be placed on a "Do Not Call" list, you will no longer receive any emergency, general, parks & recreation or weather related alerts from CodeRED.
CodeRED Mobile Alert App
Residents and visitors can now receive enhanced public safety alerts no matter where you are located via the CodeRED Mobile Alert App, a free public safety app for both Android and iPhone users. The CodeRED Mobile Alert app delivers community and emergency alerts to individuals targeted within an impacted geographical area. The app enables you to receive timely notifications when you are on the road, away from home.
If you are currently a CodeRED subscriber that has already registered your mobile phone to get notifications from Radnor Township you will continue to receive calls. However, if you download the app, you will also be able to get alerts to your smartphone anywhere in the country, including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska.
Video Tutorial: How do I sign up for CodeRED?
An Interview with Radnor Township Emergency Management Coordinator, Sgt. Christopher Gluck:
Why is CodeRED important for Radnor residents?