At 10:00 a.m. on Feb. 3, 2015, the Town will conduct a test of the new Code Red emergency notification system.
The Southern Pines emergency alert system is an informational tool, keeping residents safe. In an event of an emergency, the Town of Southern Pines officials may issue alerts through CodeRED, a high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system allows messages to be quickly delivered to targeted areas of Southern Pines.
On February 3, Southern Pines will be conducting a performance test of the system at 10:00 am contacting everyone in Southern Pines who is currently in the emergency database. Receiving a test message will assure that residents will receive a message when an actual alert is issued by Town officials. Residents who have not enrolled to receive emergency CodeRED notifications, or did not receive a test message should immediately visit the Town's website and click the CodeRED logo to enroll or click the CodeRED Link below.
Since the Town does not have every resident's contact information, they urge all individuals and businesses to visit www.southernpines.net and click on the CodeRED link or click the CodeRED Link below. Those without Internet access may call the fire department (910-692-2720), Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to supply their information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code, and primary phone number, additional phone numbers can be entered as well.
CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for notification purposes such as in the case of missing children, water and sewer alerts, road closures, shelter-in-place alerts and other pertinent notices.
Any questions should be directed to the Town of Southern Pines Fire Department at 910-692-2720.