Cotati, CA – The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito & Vector Control District (District) has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, LLC to license its CodeRED high-speed notification solution. The CodeRED system provides District officials the ability to quickly notify residents of truck-mounted adult mosquito control measures being conducted within ½ mile of their homes.
Nizza Sequeira, Public Relations Director, cautioned that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database supporting them. "If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called." One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected is it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database.
“No one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included,” Sequeira said, urging all individuals and businesses to log on to the District’s website, www.msmosquito.com and follow the Adult Mosquito Control Notification link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. Those without Internet access may call the District at 1.800.231.3236, Monday through Friday, 7AM-3:30 PM 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. Residents wishing to exclude their residences from adult mosquito control measures may do so through the CodeRED Notification Enrollment page as well.
All businesses as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, those who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number are encouraged to register. "CodeRED allows geographically-based delivery, which means street addresses are required to ensure emergency notification calls are received by the proper individuals in a given situation. The system works for cell phones too, but we need to have an associated street address to provide relevant messages," Sequeira explained.
CodeRED gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for adult mosquito control notification purposes.
About Emergency Communications Network
Headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla., Emergency Communications Network, LLC (ECN) has pioneered high-speed emergency notification services capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring four major services: CodeRED® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text messaging; CodeRED Weather Warning™ which provides automated alerts to citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued by the National Weather Service; My Daily Call™ for scheduling calls to check on at-risk individuals, including the elderly, infirm and latchkey kids; and CodeRED® for use by school systems to improve communications with their communities. To learn more, visit www.ecnetwork.com.
The Marin/Sonoma Mosquito and Vector Control District is an independent, special district committed to protecting public health from mosquitoes and mosquito-borne disease. All programs and services are funded through property taxes and provided to all residents in Marin and Sonoma counties. For more information about us please visit our website at www.msmosquito.com.