Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Code Red List Callout to Miramar Residents

from http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/em/
The City of Miramar, Florida sent out a press release yesterday about their Emergency Communication system. You can read it below and on the City's Website, at the Press Release section. Basically, if there were ever an emergency or disastrous event that affected the entire City, this would be one way they would try to let residents know what is going on and how to respond. This test of the system, to take place Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10am, will be used not only to make sure everything is working correctly, but also to encourage people to register their numbers and are able to receive such a call in the future.

As indicated in the press release, this particular call will direct residents to the Miramar Emergency Management Website to register their names, phone numbers and emails. Click on the Code Red link which will take you to the page to enter your information. Do it today! Don't wait for next Monday's call! And if you don't have internet access, you can also call  954-602-4842 Monday through Thursday from 7am to 6pm.

I hope everyone will participate and cooperate in the program. And if you read this after the actual call next Monday, then NOW is the time to go register and pass this information along to friends, neighbors, family and other residents. Thanks.



Press Release

For Immediate Release
Date: March 22, 2011
Contact: Romeo B. Lavarias, PIO
954-602-3126
rblavarias@ci.miramar.fl.us

Code Red List Callout to Miramar Residents

The City of Miramar Office of Emergency Management will be utilizing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 10am to call the entire City.

The calls will be in the morning and will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give the City of Miramar personnel the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community wide disaster.

The message that is being delivered directs recipients to the City of Miramar web site to add additional contact numbers, and it also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors.

Joe Cabrera, the City of Miramar Emergency Management Director, suggests that “all individuals and businesses should take the time to visit the City website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.” In particular, businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, and those who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.

Joe Cabrera urges citizens to log onto the City of Miramar Emergency Management website at http://www.ci.miramar.fl.us/em/ and follow the CodeRED link in the middle of the page. Those without Internet access may call 954-602-4842 Monday through Thursday from 7am to 6pm. Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered.

For more information, please contact Miguel Hidalgo at 954-602-4883.

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