Announcing CodeRED – Emergency and General Notification Service for the City of Harrisburg

PLEASE NOTE: The city sent out its first message on February 14th via a phone call.  The message introduced the system and informed you of the options in which you can receive notifications in the future:  by phone, text or email.  
To change your preferences, please click on the “CodeRed” and then personalize your message delivery options.  WE will be sending out emergency and general notifications, you have the option of receiving just the Emergency notifications if you wish.  ALSO NOTE:  These phone calls will be coming from the service in which we are using, NOT a phone number from City Hall.  If you miss the call and receive a message and/or choose to listen to the message a second time, you will call the number provided by the service or log on to our city website.  PLEASE do not call City Hall, as we will only be able to refer you to the phone number or website as well.

 

The City of Harrisburg has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service.

The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of Harrisburg’s emergency 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.  Learn how the CodeRED Emergency Notification system works.    

 “CodeRED’s robust system will provide City of Harrisburg 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 Mayor Julie Burke – Van Luvanee.  The City of Harrisburg anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific locations of snow alerts, drinking water emergencies and other general and emergency notifications.  

The initial database of residential telephone numbers is provided by CodeRED, however all residents living within Harrisburg city limits are encouraged to visit www.harrisburgsd.gov and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.

Click on the image below to sign in and update your notification preferences.  There is also a mobile app that can be downloaded by going to your app store.  This is free for the 1st month and then there is a 99 cent yearly subscription fee.