Emergency Alert System Test
On Friday, November 20 at 10:00 AM, Carlisle Borough and its emergency notification service provider, CodeRED, will conduct what is known as an “All Call” test of the Borough’s emergency notification system. This test will send a notification to all numbers in the Borough’s current emergency notification database.
By performing this test call, the Borough is attempting to encourage its residents and businesses alike to update their contact information with additional phone numbers, text messaging, and e-mail addresses. The CodeRED test will also show the Borough how quickly notifications can be delivered to the entire community in case of an actual emergency.
What can a Borough resident or business expect to hear from CodeRED during the test? If your correct phone number is in the emergency notification database, you will receive a phone call from the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. The number that will be displayed on your caller I.D. will be 1-866-419-5000. You will hear a pre-recorded message about the CodeRED system. If you are unable to answer your phone, you will receive a voicemail with that same message. If you are signed up to receive text messages and/or e-mails, you will receive those as well during the test.
This message will direct residents and business owners to visit the Borough’s website, www.carlislepa.org, and click on CodeRED at the top of the page to add or update contact information. Individuals can also text “Carlisle” to 99411 to sign up on their mobile devices.
CodeRED is a free service that aims to keep the citizens of Carlisle Borough informed. Once someone registers for CodeRED, they will be notified of emergency and general information through phone calls, text messages, and e-mails. These alerts may include, but are not limited to: boil water notifications, emergency street closures, missing persons, and evacuation notices. CodeRED will keep the contact information of its subscribers private and will only use the information for those notifications initiated by the Borough.
The Borough periodically conducts All Call tests of the CodeRED system. The last test was conducted on September 30, 2019.