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Posted on: November 18, 2010

[ARCHIVED] City to Test the Emergency Phone Notification System on November 29th

On November 29, 2010, the City of Dublin plans to conduct a citywide test of its emergency phone notification system. The calls will begin in the afternoon and will continue until the entire database has been attempted.

The message that will be delivered directs recipients to the City web site – www.dublin.ca.gov – to add additional contact numbers, and it also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors.

According to City Manager Joni Pattillo, this test will give City personnel the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community wide disaster. “The City of Dublin takes its disaster preparedness responsibility very seriously and sees this event as an opportunity to inform citizens of the ways in which they can receive critical emergency information,” said Pattillo.

The City uses the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to reach its residents and businesses. All individuals and businesses should take the time to visit the City’s website and add contact information into the CodeRED system, including 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, those 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.

To register, follow the CodeRED link on the home page of the City’s website – www.dublin.ca.gov.

Those without Internet access can call (925) 833-6650 Monday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm to submit their information. 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 provided.

For more information about the CodeRED system, visit the City’s website. Questions regarding the system should be directed to Roger Bradley, Senior Administrative Analyst at (925) 833-6650.

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