CodeRED Emergency Notification System
June 1, 2013
Waushara County Sheriff's Department
Waushara County will be utilizing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Thursday June 6th to call the entire community.
The calls will begin at noon and will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give Waushara County Emergency Management personnel the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community wide disaster.
The message that is being delivered directs recipients to the Waushara County Web site to add additional contact numbers, and it also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors.
Lt. Tim Ganzel Waushara County Emergency Management Director suggests that “all individuals and businesses should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.” In particular businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, and those who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.
Lt. Ganzel urges citizens to log onto the COUNTY website at www.co.waushara.wi.us and follow the CodeRED link on the home page. Those without Internet access may call 920-787-6611 Monday through Friday from 9am to 4pm. Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered.
More information about the CodeRED system is on the website, any questions should be directed to Waushara County Emergency Management at (920) 787-6611.