Mayors, County Look to Continue CodeRed

Posted: December 13, 2012 at 2:24 a.m.

Several mayors and the Washington County judge expressed concern about the low number of residents who have registered for a service that notifies them of threats, such as severe weather or disasters.

At A Glance

Smart 911

Managers of the Washington County Department of Emergency Management reminded mayors to encourage residents to participate in Smart 911. Dispatchers that receive 911 calls from cellphones can only see the cellphone provider, phone number and location of caller within 100 meters.

People can register more information at and include detailed information, such as their name, address, emergency contacts, medical needs and languages spoken.

The information is not public and can only be viewed by dispatchers within 45 minutes of the 911 call.

Source: Staff report

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