Bath County Will Test Code RED System December 13th
Warm Springs, VA – Bath County will be using its Code Red Emergency Notification System on Monday December 13 to send test calls to all Bath residents who are registered in the Code Red System.
These test calls will give county personnel the chance to operate the system as they would during a community wide disaster. The code red message will direct recipients to the Bath County website to add additional contact numbers. It will also ask recipients to help spread the word about Code Red by telling friends, family and neighbors about it.
All individuals and businesses should visit the bath county website and register for Code Red alerts. Be sure your contact information includes home and work phone numbers, unlisted phone numbers, cell phone numbers and email and text addresses. If your contact information is not in the code red system, you will not receive a call when an emergency message is sent by the county.
Visit the bath county website at www.bathcountyva.org and follow the code red link. If you don’t have internet access call 540-839-7287 to register.
The Code RED Emergency Notification System is a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency messages. This system allows county officials to call all of Bath County or specific targeted areas when there’s an emergency situation that requires immediate action. Examples of such emergencies, include a missing child, natural disasters and evacuation notices.
The system is capable of dialing 60,000 phone numbers per hour. It delivers a recorded message from Bath officials to the person answering the phone or to an answering machine. The system makes three attempts to connect to any number.
You should not assume that your phone number is included in the Code Red system. You should verify that your phone numbers and address are included and are up to date.
For more information about the code red system, call Teresa Phillips at 540-839-7287.