or, to enroll on a mobile device, text "alertbrookline" (all one word) to 99411.
To create an account, users will be asked to either log-in via Google, Facebook or Twitter, or create a separate account with a unique username and password. On the next page users will be asked to enter their name, address, phone number, mobile provider, email address and which types of alerts they would like to receive (emergency or emergency/general).
All residents and businesses are invited to register for the CodeRED notification system to receive updates about emergencies and other news. CodeRED notifications will be available in five languages.
Sign-up is available either online or on a mobile device, allowing users to receive notifications about items like missing children or persons, criminal activity, fires, public health notices, utility outages, traffic conditions, various threats to people or the environment, and other incidents as deemed necessary by town public safety officials.
The alerts are sent to residents via phone call, text message, email and social media.
Additionally, residents and businesses also have the opportunity to opt in or out of non-emergency notifications. Non-emergency notifications include COVID-19, election and parking and transportation updates.
The CodeRed notification system will replace the town's previously existing blackboard notification system. Anyone who has previously had an account on Blackboard should create a new account on CodeRed.
"In the past, AlertBrookline was only used for emergency messages, which is still a critical function of the system, but with this upgrade we can now send out non-emergency messages that give residents the option to opt in and out," Chief Sullivan said. "This upgrade to our town's alert system will improve our ability to communicate directly with our community and share a variety of important information."
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