Auburn Urges Residents, Businesses To Sign Up For Code Red

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Auburn Fire Chief Stephen Coleman is encouraging residents to sign up for the emergency notification system.
Auburn Fire Chief Stephen Coleman is encouraging residents to sign up for the emergency notification system. Photo Credit: Rick Sobey

AUBURN, Mass. – Auburn emergency officials are again urging residents and business owners to sign up for the town’s Code Red emergency notification system.

The Code Red system has been in place in Auburn for a little more than a year and has already been used several times to notify residents of incidents in town, including Hurricane Sandy.

About 7,000 numbers are registered into the Code Red database, Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. said. People can register as many phone numbers or email addresses as they like, Coleman said.

But the number of people signing up for Code Red on a weekly basis has started to drop, he said.

“We know that there are many people who are still not in the system. It’s about continuous education to remind people that the system is there for them,” Coleman said.

Now is the time to take action to make sure that you are notified in an emergency, he said. Examples of messages regarding the safety of the community using the Code RED system include severe weather warnings and updates, hazardous traffic or road conditions in town or affecting local routes and any other situation that could impact the safety, property or welfare of citizens.

To learn more about Code Red, see how it functions and to register, visit the town’s website and click on the Code Red banner in the middle of the screen or visit the fire department’s website and click on the Code Red banner at the bottom of the screen.

Code Red is funded by emergency management grants. 

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