Beltrami County Testing Emergency System Next Week

By KBJR News 1

Beltrami County Testing Emergency System Next Week

December 7, 2012 Updated Dec 7, 2012 at 7:24 PM CST

Beltrami County (NNCNOW.com) --- The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office will be testing their Code Red emergency notification system on Tuesday, December 11th.

Communication officials will launch a full scale test call to all residents of Beltrami County using the Code Red system.

Each resident that the county has a contact number for will receive a recorded message with instructions on how to sign up additional contact numbers.

The message will also go to answering machines.

Officials say they already have over 20,000 land line numbers loaded into the system.

There is also a cell phone app available to download.

Here is a preview of what the message will say:

"This is the Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center with an important message for all residents and businesses located in Beltrami County.

We have licensed the CodeRED Community Notification System to help disseminate important or critical information.

We encourage all residents and businesses to go to the Beltrami County website, click on CodeRED located our web site, in the middle of the main page, and enter your contact information, including additional phone numbers, text and email addresses and any TTY/TTD devices (for our deaf and hard of hearing community), to ensure all of the data in our system is accurate and current.

If you know of anyone who did not receive this call who lives in Beltrami County please encourage them to visit the county’s website at www.co.beltrami.mn.us and enter their information.

If you do not have Internet access, please contact a friend or family member to help add your contact information to the emergency database. We will be offering assistance in entering your data through Town Hall Meetings. Emergency only questions regarding this program can be directed to 218-333-8320. Thank you."

When residents receive the call, the caller ID will come up with the CODE RED 800 number which allows you to call that number back and hear the message the county has recorded.

Officials will be providing training sessions in the near future at two different locations in the county for those who do not have access to internet.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns