GENESEE COUNTY — Genesee County residents can now take advantage of a new service offered by the Genesee County 911 Consortium, which dispatches emergency calls throughout the county.
Whether by text or smart phone/android application, if you are a Genesee County resident you can add your home or cell phone to the new CodeRED calling list.
The applications and sign up are available on-line at: www.geneseecounty911.org/ reverse911.htm and will enable users to receive emergency weather notifications as well as bio-hazard, boil water, and missing child notifications.
The CodeRED program means added security for the citizens of Genesee County. In the event of emergency, CodeRED provides a fast and secure way to inform residents of the incident and how to react in order to maintain the best possible security and safety.
In addition, the CodeRED message will provide specific information and instructions in the event of emergency as well as target specific areas in Genesee County communities to inform and instruct residents.
For text users, click on the red “here” just below the CodeRED icon on the web page. Other users must download the Mobile Alert app for Android and iPhone at the bottom of the page.
The Genesee County 911 Consortium is a central dispatch Center that includes 43 employees, consisting of thirty two dispatch operators, five supervisors, two computer technicians, one office administrator, the Director and the Deputy Director.
The 9-1-1 Communications Center dispatches for 30 police agencies, 18 fire departments and 9 emergency medical ambulance services with units spaced throughout the county. — P.S.