The Township of Maplewood will use the CodeRED Emergency Notification system on Friday, Dec. 7 to call the entire community, according to Township Administrator Joseph Manning.
Calls will begin in the late morning and continue until the entire CodeRed database has been attempted. The call will enable Township personnel to operate the system as if there has been a community wide emergency, said Manning.
A recorded message will direct recipients to the Township of Maplewood’s website, where they can sign up for the system. The message also will ask recipients to spread the word about CodeRED to family, friends and neighbors.
“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," said Manning, who also serves as the Maplewood Office of Emergency Management Coordinator. "If your contact information is not in the database, you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.”
Others who should register include people with unlisted phone numbers, those who have recently changed their phone numbers, and people who use a cell phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.
Those without internet access may call 973-762-8120, ext. 2003 from Monday - Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.
For questions, call Manning at 973-762-8120, ext. 2000.