OWA CITY TO INCORPORATE CODERED EMERGENCY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
Johnson County E911 and the City of Iowa City E911 dispoatch centers have contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida, for its "CodeRED" high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives county and city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire county/city area at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.
Mike Sullivan, Johnson County Public Information Officer, cautioned 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. Sullivan emphasized that this is an extremely important feature. All businesses are encouraged to add their information into the system's telephone dataase.
Citizens may register their contact information online at: