CALDWELL, NJ - The Borough of Caldwell has implemented the high-speed emergency notification service called the CodeRED system.

The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of the Borough’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and Borough personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property.

“We will be sending out our first test call notification this Friday and then we will be ready to go,” Caldwell Police Chief James Bongiorno said.

CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s global use, according to Bongiorno.

“CodeRED’s robust system will provide Borough officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are very eager to use this technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans,” Bongiorno said.

The system will be used to notify residents in specific geographic locations of police emergencies, fires, drinking water emergencies, road closures, weather related emergencies, missing children notices and more.

Business and residential landlines will be automatically signed up for the system. Residents without landlines must opt-in and are encouraged to visit and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers and email addresses.

Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for many successful events including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals and issuing timely evacuations according to a release from the Borough.