The City of Borger in
cooperation with the Panhandle Regional Planning Commission
has contracted with Emergency Communications Network,
Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida, for a high-speed telephone
emergency notification service appropriately called
"CodeRED". Through interlocal agreements
and cooperation with Hutchinson County and the Cities
of Stinnett and Fritch the "CodeRED" system
is avalible to all residents in the County. It gives
officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency
telephone notification and informational messages
to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of
up to 60,000 calls per hour.
The City of Borger cautions
that such systems are only as good as the telephone
database supporting them. "If your phone number
is not in the database, you will not be called".
The "CodeRED"system not only offers faster
calling rates and improved message delivery, it gives
individuals and businesses the ability to add their
own phone numbers directly to the system's telephone
database. This is an extremely important feature.
No one should automatically assume his or her phone
number is included in the database. All businesses
should register, as well as all individuals who have
unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone
number or address within the last year, and who use
a cellular phone as their primary home phone. The
"CodeRED" system is a geographical based
notification system, which means street addresses
are needed to select which phone numbers will receive
emergency notification calls in any given situation.
The system works fine for cell phones too, but we
have to have a street address. People who have recently
moved but kept the same listed or unlisted phone number
also need to change their address in the database.
"The information will only be used for emergency
The link below
will take you to the CodeRed Database Update site.