CodeRed Mobile Alert App
Fayette County 911 to Use CodeRED Mobile Alert App to Deliver Emergency Notifications
(UNIONTOWN, PA, APRIL 27, 2018) – Fayette County Emergency Management Agency, through an existing contract with OnSolve LLC, will begin delivering public safety alerts through the company’s public safety app of choice, the CodeRED Mobile Alert.
The app, which is a free download on the App Store and Google Play, will allow Fayette County residents and visitors to receive free emergency, missing person and community alerts via push notifications directly to their iPhone and Android devices. Mike Perry, the assist IT Manager for Fayette County EMA, said the new platform will serve as an additional tool to help inform the community and visitors about important information that may impact their safety. "The app works similarly to our current CodeRED system. If you have the app downloaded and are in an affected area of the alert, a notification will be sent through the app to alert you of the issue,” Perry said.
Residents who have enrolled for the CodeRED system will continue to receive voice calls, text messages and emails. However, the app is designed to keep users safe and informed while on the go. “The app is unique because, for example, if we have a Fayette County resident who is traveling to another state that also uses the CodeRED system; they will receive any community or emergency alerts from that specific area while there. It’s just one additional means to stay safe when you’re away from home,” Perry said. This additional channel for Fayette County to communicate time-sensitive messages to residents and visitors is at no additional cost to the current contract with Onsolve.
In addition to the emergency, community and missing children alerts which are always free to app users, the app also offers subscribers a free, 30-day trial of CodeRED Weather Warning, which alerts users if they are in the direct path of a severe thunderstorm, tornado or flash flood. Users have the ability to select the types of weather notifications they want and to customize the app based on their unique preferences. “With the added weather component, you don’t have to be worried about missing a tornado siren or watching a weather report. The app will alert you immediately after the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning, no matter the time of day,” Perry said.
Residents are encouraged to download the app to begin receiving notifications from Fayette County EMA immediately. The app is available for a free download on the App Store and Google Play.
For more information or to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, visit http://ecnetwork.com/codered-mobile-alert-app/.