The Town of Westborough has instituted a new, rapid, emergency notification service called CodeRED®. The system will distribute emergency messages to targeted areas or the entire Town at a very high speed. CodeRED® employs mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls coupled with a high-speed telephone calling system. It is capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes, businesses, live individuals, and answering machines.
This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lockdowns, 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 the incident is widespread, the entire community could be called with the same message in a short period of time.
Westborough residents and businesses are welcomed and encouraged to enter contact information for their homes, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. Text and email accounts can also be registered. It is important to register especially if you utilize 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.