Kara Hmielowski Administrative Assistant
Town Administrator's Office
37 Main Street
Charlton, MA 01507
The Town of Charlton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides Charlton officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire town.
If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called. One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database. This is an extremely important feature.
No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included. We urge all individuals and businesses to follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page.
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
CodeRED allows geographically based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages.
CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes.
The system will be activated for emergency public safety messages and important public notifications. Alerts may include, but are not limited to:
Missing and endangered persons
Evacuations and lockdowns
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed emergency notification services capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN's sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring four major services: CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; My Daily Call™ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids; and CodeRED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities. To learn more, visit www.ecnetwork.com.