The CodeRED® Emergency Telephone Calling System is an extremely high-speed telephone communication service available for emergency notifications. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses at the rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. CodeRED® subscribers control their emergency broadcasts from anywhere in the world via a secure Internet Portal.
Gering residents and businesses are urged to click on the link “CodeRED Residential Data Collection Page” to update contact information. Those without Internet access may call the City of Gering Utility Office at 308-436-6814 or Scotts Bluff County Emergency Management at 308-436-6689 to give their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers optional.
Much of the database has been supplied to Emergency Communications Network, but no one should automatically assume his or her telephone number is included. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, those who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, those who use a cellular phone as their home phone.
The CodeRED system is a geographical based notification system, which means street addresses are needed to select which telephone numbers will receive emergency notification calls in any given situation. The system works fine for cellular phones too, but requires a street address. People who have recently moved in the city but kept the same listed or unlisted number also need to change their addresses in the database.
The information is used for emergency notification purposes only.