THORNTON, CO… As part of the Thornton's commitment to ensuring community safety, the Thornton Fire Department, the Thornton Police Department, and the Thornton 9-1-1 Dispatch Center will test the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on July 27, at 7 p.m. CodeRED is public safety's primary mechanism for warning residents of potential and/or actual emergencies such as wildland fires, floods, tornadoes, law enforcement activity, evacuations, and water utility outages.
"The CodeRED test will involve a call, text and email to residents who have registered their cellphone numbers, landlines and/or email addresses in the system," says Thornton Emergency Manager Ryan Doyle. "The test will provide critical training for dispatchers and improve the readiness of residents by increasing awareness of emergency messaging and promoting sign-ups for the notification system. A disaster can happen at any time anywhere, and residents can take steps to be informed when disasters strike," says Doyle. "The Marshall Fire in Boulder was a terrible incident, and a reminder of the importance of being well informed of an event in your area and how timing can save lives."
For more information and to sign up for CodeRED visit gocot.net/codered.