By Special to the Daily World
EAST POINT, GA — The City of East Point’s Emergency Notification System, CodeRED, will be tested on June 24, 2011, to validate the phone numbers in the database.
If you have signed up for notifications the Caller ID will read 800-791-3749 and the message will say, “This is a test of your community’s CodeRED Emergency Notification System. No action is required, this is only a test. Had this been an actual emergency you would have received important information from your local officials. Again, this is only a test.”
Residents and businesses that have not received a notification test by July 1, 2011, will need to reapply. Signup sheets are available at the fire stations, police precincts, city hall, and the Jefferson Station Annex Building. Residents also have the option of registering through their neighborhood associations.
Citizens are strongly encouraged to go online and reapply at the city’s website: www.eastpointcity.org in the “Top Pages” section. Those who do not have Internet access at home can visit their local library to register online.
Applicants have the option of signing up for emergency and or non-emergency notifications. Emergency notifications include, but are not limited to, severe weather warnings, evacuations, street closings, etc. Non-emergency notices include things that are non-weather or disastrous-incident related.
Enrollment forms will also be available at the “Celebration of the Red, White, and Blue” 4th of July Celebration in downtown East Point from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the Main Street Association Table.
East Point Fire Chief Rosemary R. Cloud and Police Chief Leander Robinson continue to push for residents to sign up. “Only those numbers in the database will have the capability of being validated,” said Cloud. “This is a major effort to make certain that all of our residents are able to be contacted during the event of an emergency.” Businesses and residents are encouraged to register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.
Applicants needing help enrolling can call 404-559-6350 and leave a name and number.
A representative will contact them within 48 business hours.