Emergency system contracted for several CTX counties - KXXV Central Texas News Now

Emergency system contracted for several CTX counties

(Source: CodeRED) (Source: CodeRED)
CENTRAL TEXAS (KXXV) -

Several Central Texas counties are giving you the chance to sign-up for an alert system called CodeRED. 

The service is offered through the Central Texas Council of Governments in Belton.

"CodeRED is a next generation, reversed 911 calling system, and what it does is it allows us to put out messages to the mass public,"Temple Fire Chief Mitch Randles said.

But, it's not just available to people in Temple. CodeRED reaches Bell, Coryell, Hamilton, Lampasas, Milan, Mills and San Saba counties. 

"We can pre-warn people in plenty of time of severe weather, anything. But if we don't have them signed up, we can't get the message out," Belton Fire Chief Bruce Pritchard said. 

A message that first responders believe could be life-saving.

"There's no doubt it'll save a life if we can get a message to somebody at two o'clock in the morning when they're sleeping," Chief Pritchard added. 

So, they say sign up. It takes just a couple of minutes... minutes you might wish you'd spent the next time an emergency happens.

"They can call the fire station, we'd be more than happy to go online with them or go to the website walk through it with them or fill it out for them, whatever it takes to get it done," Chief Pritchard said. 

The Central Texas Council of Governments is in year three of its three-year contract with CodeRED. But, the agency expects to continue the partnership in the future.

To register for CodeRED, visit their website.

Copyright 2017 KXXV. All rights reserved. 

  • NewsMore>>

  • Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Trump says he 'won't let' social media target conservatives

    Saturday, August 18 2018 9:48 AM EDT2018-08-18 13:48:43 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:11 PM EDT2018-08-18 20:11:39 GMT
    President Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo MartinPresident Donald Trump boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Friday, Aug. 17, 2018. (Source: AP Photo/Pablo Martin

    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

    More >>

    President Donald Trump is accusing social media companies of "totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices" and says he "we won't let that happen.".

    More >>
  • Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Italy's leader demands safe roads; bridge toll rises to 43

    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:10 AM EDT2018-08-18 08:10:33 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-08-18 20:01:55 GMT
    (Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...(Luca Zennaro/ANSA via AP). Firefighters remove debris of the collapsed Morandi highway bridge in Genoa, Italy, Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. Italian authorities have lowered the death to 38 from 39 in the collapse of a highway bridge in Genoa. Genoa Prefec...

    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

    More >>

    Italian media say three more bodies have been found in the rubble of the Genoa bridge collapse, raising the death toll to 41.

    More >>
  • Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

    Former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan dies at age 80

    Saturday, August 18 2018 6:00 AM EDT2018-08-18 10:00:29 GMT
    Saturday, August 18 2018 4:01 PM EDT2018-08-18 20:01:42 GMT
    Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)Former U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan has died at the age of 80. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

    Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

    More >>

    Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly