Darke County - Press Release
DARKE COUNTY Contracts with CodeRED to Provide Emergency Notification Services to Community
DARKE COUNTY, OH 8/14/19 – Following the extensive and thorough evaluation and review of mass emergency alerting systems, the Darke County Sheriff’s Office has implemented the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by OnSolve, based in Ormond Beach, Florida. Public safety officials across the United States have credited CodeRED notifications for saving lives, including locating missing children, apprehending wanted criminals, and issuing timely evacuations.
The CodeRED system will serve as the backbone of Darke County’s emergency planning and communications outreach. The platform will allow officials to communicate with residents and personnel by sending telephone calls, text messages, emails, posts to social media and mobile app messages to inform residents of emergencies and better protect life and property. CodeRED was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s widespread usage across North America.
“CodeRED’s robust system will provide Darke County officials with a reliable, easy-to use technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans,” said Darke County 911 Coordinator Melissa Hawes. Hawes continued, “We anticipate using the system to notify residents of 911 outages, missing persons, drinking water emergencies, and more.”
Darke County has also purchased the CodeRED Weather Warning system, an automated weather warning technology that delivers phone calls, text messages, and emails to registered residents and businesses within the direct path of severe weather. The CodeRED Weather Warning system is an opt-in service that automatically notifies those enrolled of tornado, flash flood, and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments after an alert is issued by the National Weather Service (NWS).
All residents living within Darke County are encouraged to visit www.darkecountyema.org and click on the CodeRED logo to enroll using their cell phone numbers, landline numbers, and email addresses. Residents can also text the keyword DARKE to 99411 for a link to the registration page. No one should assume they are included in the emergency contact database; please visit to ensure you are registered.
CodeRED also offers a free mobile app for Android and iPhone devices. All residents and business owners are encouraged to download the free app to receive alerts based on the geo-location of your phone. As you travel throughout other CodeRED communities, you can receive important alerts that include community, emergency, and severe weather information.
About CodeRED from OnSolve
OnSolve is a leading global provider of SaaS-based critical communication solutions for enterprise, SMB, and government customers. The company’s CodeRED™ solution provides high-speed notification services capable of reaching millions of people in minutes and has applied its mission-critical capabilities to government, commercial, healthcare and other end markets. More information can be found on the company’s website at www.onsolve.com.