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Plumas County issues a CodeRED warning in Quincy

Feather Publishing
1/11/14

The new CodeRED® Plumas County Emergency Alert system issued an alert about Noon on Saturday, Jan. 11, in the Quincy area. 

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"There have been a recent rash of thefts from unlocked vehicles in the Quincy area. Please be advised to remove valuables and lock doors to vehicles as well as doors to residences. Contact the Plumas County Sheriff's Office to report any suspicious activity or to report a theft." 

The Plumas County Sheriff's Dept. can be contacted at 530-283-6300.

The alert was sent via phone, email and text message.

The CodeRED® system is a new rapid emergency notification service recently installed in Plumas County. The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.

To sign up on the new alert system, go to http://plumascounty.us/index.aspx?NID=2163

By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list.

This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire community could be called within 20 to 30 minutes. The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.

Plumas County residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency.  It is important for city residents and businesses customers to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers, cell phones, or VOIP. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy. 

If you receive a phone call from CodeRED®, you must say "Hello" or something else as this is a voice activated system. 

If you pick up the phone and do not say "Hello," CodeRED will not begin playing automatically. It is trying to determine if it has reached a live person or answering device. If you do not say anything, it will hang up and retry the number in the next pass of the non connected numbers. 

 


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