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Posted on: December 4, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Code Red Get it now...


CodeRed emergency communications system...

Enroll now to receive pre-recorded messages through a high-speed telephone calling system at a rate of 60,000 calls per hour.  City staff will select a "call area" for the message about the situation and instructions.

The CodeRED system can notify you of:

  • Amber Alerts and Missing People
  • Bomb Treats and Hostage Situations
  • Chemical Spills and Gas Leaks
  • Evacuation Notice and Evacuation Routes
  • Utility Outages and Boil Orders
  • Any other emergency incident where rapid notification is essential for safety of lives.

CodeRED can also send Weather Warnings from the National Weather Service, however you must opt-in for the automatic weather warnings.  These images can be sent via text message, email or by your home phone, and can be sent to a primary number and a secondary number. Help us grow our database with this secure, customized Community Notification Enrollment (CNE) page allows residents and businesses to add or update their contact information to ensure they will be included when a message is sent - unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered. 

Listen carefully to the message, you can repeat the message if necessary, but don't hang up until the entire message has played.  The City ask that you do not call 911 unless instructed.  If you miss the call, the system will attempt to call you back; if your answering machine picks up, a message will be left.

If you have a caller ID the phone number these messages will be coming from will be 866-419-5000.  You may also call back this number to get any messages that you missed.

Know of someone without internet access?  Have them stop by the Festus Public Library and fill out a form.



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