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<< Back to: Member News: ICLEI e-News | issue 8, June - July 2007

CodeRed to deliver emergency notification in Lake Oswego

October 03, 2007

Lake Oswego (Oregon, U.S.A.) is implementing CodeRed, a powerful new emergency notifications system.

CodeRed will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire community at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute.

If widespread, the entire community could be called within 20 to 30 minutes.  The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.

This service is to be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuation, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies.

ICLEI’s Resilient Communities & Cities Initiative is aimed at mainstreaming disaster resilience in the planning and decision-making processes of local governments. For more information please contact: resilient.communities@iclei.org.

Lake Oswego is one of 208 local governments in the U.S.A. that are currently Members of ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability.  For more information on ICLEI and its activities in the U.S.A., please visit www.iclei.org/usa.

Source:  “Answer the Call for Emergency Notification”, City of Lake Oswego website at www.ci.oswego.or.us.