AUBURN, Mass. – The Auburn Fire Chief is urging Auburn residents and business owners to sign up several phone numbers and email addresses for the CodeRED emergency notification system.
The CodeRED system has been in place in Auburn for nine months and has been used to notify residents of situations going on in town or their specific neighborhood.
Fire Chief Stephen M. Coleman Jr. said there are 6,924 numbers registered into the CodeRED database. Most of those numbers were entered by CodeRED from a database of Auburn residents and business directories.
Since the system went on-line, 1,908 new numbers have been added or corrected from the original database. Coleman said 1,823 of those numbers are residential, while the remaining 85 are commercial.
Coleman emphasized that, though some resident and business numbers were put in the system from the start, people have the ability to register as many phone numbers or email addresses as they want.
“Even if you have received a CodeRED message in the past on certain numbers, we encourage people to register multiple numbers to insure they are getting the message,” Coleman said.
Since it’s hurricane season and there could be severe winter weather in a few months, Coleman said that now is the time for residents and businesses to take action to make sure they’re in the loop in case of an emergency.
“People should not assume they are in the system. You can only get that guarantee when you have gone to the website and physically entered your information,” Coleman said.
For more information and to register for CodeRED, visit www.auburnguide.com and click on the CodeRED banner in the middle of the screen or visit www.auburnmassfire.org and click on the CodeRED banner at the bottom of the screen. If you need assistance signing up, contact the Town Manager’s Office at 508-832-7720.