CodeRED Emergency Communications
The CodeRED Emergency Notification System (known as CodeRED) was purchased by the Cities of Festus, Pevely, and Herculaneum to alert citizens in the case or an emergency or urgent notification. The CodeRED system is geographical based and allows the cities to alert citizens based on their location with a pre-recorded message about the specific situation and if any action is necessary.
CodeRED will deliver a pre-recorded message through a high-speed telephone calling system at a rate of 60,000 calls per hour. City staff will select a “call area” for the message about the situation and instructions.
The CodeRED system can notify you of:
Amber Alerts and Missing People
Utility Outages and Boil Orders
Bomb Threats and Hostage Situations
Chemical Spills and Gas Leaks
Evacuation Notice and Evacuation Routes
Any emergency incident where rapid notification is essential for safety of lives.
CodeRED can also send Weather Warnings from the National Weather Service, however you must opt-in for the automatic weather warnings. These messages can be sent via text message, e-mail or your home phone, and can be sent to a primary number and a secondary number.
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Listen carefully to the message, you can repeat the message if necessary, but don’t hang up until the entire message has played. The cities ask that you DO NOT CALL 911 unless instructed. If you miss the call the system will attempt to call you back, if your answering machine picks up a message will be left.
If you have caller ID the phone number these messages will be coming from will be (866) 419-5000. You may also call back this number to get any messages that you missed.
Know of someone with out internet access? Have them stop by a library or come to the Police Department and fill out a form.
Want to opt-out? Please stop by the Police Department to sign a Do Not Call form. This form can also be downloaded and dropped off at the police station.