May 26, 2014
The County of Fluvanna will be testing the community-wide CodeRED Emergency Notification System beginning Tuesday, May 27. In an emergency this system gives important life safety information through phone calls, texts and emails.
The calls will begin Tuesday midmorning and will continue until the entire database has been attempted. Officials say this call will give Fluvanna Co. personnel the chance to operate the system as if there had been a community-wide disaster. The system automatically picks up landlines but other contact numbers - phone numbers or email addresses - must be manually entered into the database.
The test call message directs recipients to the Fluvanna Co. website to add additional contact numbers, and it also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors.
Cheryl Elliott Wilkins, the county’s emergency services director, suggests that “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. If your contact information is not in the database, you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.”
Click on the link on the side to learn more about CodeRED, as well as to register for the notification system. Those without internet access may call the county for assistance at 434-591-1910 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.