CodeRED Emergency Notification System to be Tested on Friday, March 18 | Events

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CodeRED Emergency Notification System to be Tested on Friday, March 18

The St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office will be utilizing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Friday, 18 March 2011 to call the entire community. The calls will be in the AFTERNOON and will continue until the entire database has been attempted.

This call will give Sheriff’s Office personnel the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community wide disaster.
The message that is being delivered directs recipients to the Sheriff’s Office web site to add additional contact numbers, and it also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors. St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar 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 so desired. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.” In particular businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, and those who
use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.

Sheriff Shoar urges citizens to log onto the Sheriff’s Office website at, and follow the CodeRED link on the right hand side of the home page, #2 under the Highlights tab. Those without Internet access may call (904) 209-6355 this Friday 18 March between 12:00 p.m. and 5pm. 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.

Additional information about the CodeRED system is available on the web.


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