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Emergency system alert tests on Aug. 11, 2021

Douglas County CodeRED at 9 a.m., Federal Emergency Alert System at 12:20 p.m.

Posted on August 3, 2021 2021Public Safety

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The Douglas County Emergency Telephone Service Authority will be testing the CodeRED emergency notification system on Aug. 11, 2021, at 9 a.m.

The purpose of this test is to validate the telephone numbers in the Douglas County emergency notification database. There is no need for action if you receive the call.

The Caller ID will read 866-419-5000 and the message will say “This is a test of Douglas County 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 public safety officials. Again, this is only a test.”

This testing process will increase the efficiency of the system and the speed at which notifications will be delivered when the system is used during an actual emergency.

To sign up to receive CodeRED notifications, update your contact information or learn more about emergency notifications visit douglas.co.us/codered.

Please log in and update your contact information before this test if:

The CodeRED notification system assists in providing registered citizens with necessary public safety information pertaining to their registered location via telephone calls, text messages, and/or emails.

Questions regarding the CodeRED system or this test should be emailed to [email protected]

FEMA, FCC Conducting Tests of Public Alert and Warning Infrastructures

FEMA and the Federal Communications Commission will test the nation’s public alert and warning systems at 12:20 p.m. MDT on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021.

FEMA regularly tests the public alert and warning systems to assess the operational readiness of the supporting infrastructure. The tests help identify any needed technical and administrative improvements to warning the public about emergencies.

This week’s testing will be the sixth test of the nationwide public alert and warning systems and has been planned since June 2020. The test’s purpose is to assess the effectiveness of the Emergency Alert System to receive and convey a national message via radio and television, and of the Wireless Emergency Alerts infrastructure to deliver a test message to mobile phones.

FEMA is asking you to participate in the first-of-its-kind Wireless Emergency Alerts live test survey. We want your feedback about how this test performs in your area. Wireless Emergency Alerts provide life-saving information to the public during emergencies, and it is important to know if they are reaching their intended audience. Every piece of information you provide will help our effort.

Instructions that guide you through the test survey process are at this link (PDF). These instructions also explain how to enable your Android or iOS phone to receive WEA tests.

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