Town of Christiansburg to launch CodeRED test call
The town of Christiansburg will launch a call to the entire community on Dec. 7 to test their CodeRED Emergency Notification System. This is only a test.
The call is scheduled to begin about 11 a.m. and will continue until the nearly 12,000 phone numbers currently in the database have been attempted. In addition to giving the town an opportunity to test the CodeRED system as if there were a community-wide disaster, the test message will also provide information regarding how residents and business owners can add additional phone numbers to the system or sign up for additional features such as WeatherWarning.
“The test call ensures that we can reach the community quickly in case of an emergency,” says town spokeswoman Becky Wilburn.
Residents and business owners who have not yet signed up for the CodeRED system are encouraged to do so prior to the test call to make sure they are included. Signing up takes just a few minutes and can be completed by visiting www.christiansburg.org and clicking on the “CodeRED” link on the left side of the page. Residents without Internet access can also sign up by calling 382-6128, ext. 151, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Required information includes a street address (no P.O. boxes) and a primary phone number. You can also sign up secondary numbers, such as a cell phone and/or an email address.
– Submitted by Town of Christiansburg
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