CodeRED Alert Test
Carlisle Borough to Conduct Annual Emergency Alert Test
On Tuesday, November 28 at 1:30 p.m., Carlisle Borough and its emergency notification service provider, CodeRED, will conduct the annual 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.
The annual All Call test provides information to the Borough on how quickly notifications are delivered to the entire community. Testing increases the efficiency of the system and the speed at which notifications will be delivered during an actual emergency. In the weeks after the All Call test is completed, CodeRED will remove invalid numbers from the Borough’s database. This will also help increase the speed and connection rate of future emergency alerts.
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. A pre-recorded message about the CodeRED system will play when the phone is answered. If no one answers, the system will leave a voicemail with the message. Individuals signed up to receive e-mail and or/text alerts will also receive a similar message during the test.
Residents and businesses are encouraged to visit our website at www.carlislepa.org/codered and update their contact information, in particular those individuals who have changed their phone number or address within the past year and those who use a cellular or VoIP phone as their primary number. Individuals can also use the link to opt out of receiving notifications.
The CodeRED service is offered by the Borough to keep residents informed during emergencies. Once someone registers for CodeRED, they will be notified of emergencies 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.