The CodeRED and WeatherALERT systems give city officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire city at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Such systems are only as good as the telephone database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called". The CodeRED system gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly to the system's telephone database. Individuals and businesses can link to the "CodeRED Residential and Business Data Collection" page by clicking this CodeRED Link. Those without Internet access may call The Celina Fire Department at (972) 382-2653, Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to provide their information over the phone or to get answers for any questions. The required information includes first and last names, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers are also an option.
No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included. All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone.
"CodeRED system is a geographical based notification system, which means street addresses are needed to select which phone numbers will receive emergency notification calls in any given situation. The system works fine for cell phones too, but we have to have a street address". People who have recently moved but kept the same listed or unlisted phone number also need to change their address in the database.
"CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for doing so. The information will only be used for emergency notification purposes".
Safe Kids USA offers monthly product recall notices regarding children's products and toys. Residents can go online to Safe Kids USA to sign up for the monthly online recall notices. Each month, new recall notices are posted and an archive of previous recalls is available as well.
KNOW WHAT TO DO
The mission of KnoWhat2Do is to educate every citizen of the region on the steps they can take to be prepared for disaster and emergencies. Part of that education is to guide individuals to act on the information presented by KnoWhat2Do, by building their personal disaster kits, discussing, planning and practicing drills and scenarios with their families and keeping current on the news provided through the KnoWhat2Do website.
Outdoor Warning Sirens
The LAWS Outdoor Automatic All Hazards Mass Notification System has been installed at Old Celina Park and the Celina Historic Square. This state of the art system is automated, which means that citizens and visitors to Old Celina Park and the Square will not have to wait on Celina Emergency Management personnel to activate the warning device. The device will automatically activate by a signal from the National Weather Service when severe storms are approaching. This device can also be manually activated if needed. This system's primary notification zone is intended for the Old Celina Park area only. We will be installing more of these systems around Celina as a part of the master emergency notification system plan. Celina will have multiple layers of mass notification as the city grows. The new LAWS system is just one of the layers that the city uses for densely populated areas such as Old Celina Park. The new LAWS system will be tested the first Wednesday of every month to ensure system readiness.
Please don't forget that citizens can also sign up for Celina WeatherWarn at no cost. WeatherWarn is another layer in the notification system that will send automatic alerts to your home phones, cell phones and email in the event of severe weather. They can sign up for WeatherWarn/CodeRed at /index.aspx?nid=876
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