Johnson County Emergency Management

Emergency Management Coordinator

Johnson County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc., of Ormond Beach, Florida, for its "CodeRED" high-speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. The CodeRED system was chosen after the contract with the previous service provider expired.

Josh Johnston, Coordinator for the Department of Emergency Management, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called". The CodeRED system not only offers faster calling rates and improved message delivery, it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly to the system's telephone database. Johnston emphasized that this is an extremely important feature.  Read More

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