The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Top News

May 5, 2013

CodeRED service available for emergencies

Emergency Preparedness

GREENVILLE — The Greenville City Council’s decision to switch from using warning sirens at local parks to the CodeRED system was not only designed to implement a more effective emergency notification service, but also will mean a savings in costs.

The outdoor warning siren system has exceeded its useful life and is being eliminated. The outdoor warning siren at the SportsPark was recently upgraded and will remain in service and L-3 Communications owns and maintains three outdoor warning sirens at its Greenville facility.

Residents and businesses can choose to receive notifications through CodeRED, CodeRED Weather Warning, or both. CodeRED is launched by the City of Greenville and notifies citizens of emergencies such as missing children, hazards, and health and safety situations.

CodeRED Weather Warning is a component of the CodeRED system and notifications are launched by the National Weather Service.

Greenville Fire-Rescue Chief Doug Caison recommended residents sign up for both alert systems.

“Also take additional steps to ensure you are receiving a warning when severe weather is threatening,” Caison said. “Read the newspaper, watch the weather on television, monitor social media sites, purchase a weather radio, and being aware of your surroundings are some additional ways that you can stay on top of the weather and track any potential storms.”

Earlier this year, estimates indicated that replacing all of the city’s current sirens with brand new units could cost more than $150,000. Expanding the system citywide was estimated to cost more than three times that amount.

The CodeRED system costs the city $10,000 per year under the current contract and is a free service for those who register.

Those wanting more information about signing up for the CodeRED system can call the City Manager’s office at 903-457-3116.

1
Text Only
Top News
House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News