SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. — County emergency departments are making a push for the public to sign up for emergency notification, to make sure people are getting the most important information as soon as possible.
In Siskiyou County, the emergency notification system is called a CodeRed call. It is a free service people can sign up for, that will alert anyone affected in an emergency. People can register multiple numbers, including cell phones or work numbers.
Right now, deputies in Siskiyou County are going door to door to make sure everyone is notified in emergencies, but they want to prepare if a situation occurs and that may not be a possibility.
“We are such a rural widespread county, utilizing deputies, volunteers and all of these things, but sometimes it does take us a little while to mobilize when we have to go an hour and a half to another area of our county, this gives us the opportunity to let people know, and also for us to follow up,” said Allison Giannini with the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Department.
The jackson county sheriff’s office also has a similar system called the Jackson County Citizen Alert.
Both agencies say the information provided will not be shared with anyone.
Citizens should visit the Siskiyou County Sheriff’s Office website and click the “Emergency Information” link under the “County Key Links” box in the upper right-hand corner of the departmental website home page. Citizens without computers may gain access to one of the websites at their local library. A sign-up may also be initiated without a computer by calling CodeRed at their toll free number (1-800-566-9780) and then press “Option 3.” A message should then be left and a customer service representative will call back to complete the registration process.
To sign up for the Jackson County Citizen Alert service, you can visit the Jackson County Alert Page.