For Immediate Release
Chief of Staff Arnie Alonso
Communications & Special Events Office:
Hialeah, FL– The City of Hialeah will soon be utilizing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System to call the entire community. The calls will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give city personnel the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community-wide disaster.
The message that is being delivered directs recipients to the city web site to add additional contact numbers, and it also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors.
Joe Caragol, Director of Emergency Management, suggests that “all individuals and businesses should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.” In particular businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, and those who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.
Caragol urges citizens to log onto the city website at www.hialeahfl.gov and follow the CodeRED link in the middle of the page. Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered.
For more information, please call the Communications & Special Events Office at (305) 889-5701
or log onto www.facebook.com/cityofhialeah