The towns of Martha’s Vineyard and the Duke’s County Sheriff have contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRed high-speed notification solution. The CodeRed system provides town or county officials the ability to quickly deliver messages to targeted areas or the entire town or county.
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. This is an extremely important feature--no one should automatically assume his or her phone number is included. We urge all individuals and businesses to log onto westtisbury-ma.gov, and follow the link to the "CodeRed Community Notification Enrollment" page.
Those without Internet access may use the computers at the Library or Howe’s House. 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.
All businesses should register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, 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.
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.
CodeRed gives those who want to be included an easy and secure method for inputting information. The data collected will only be used for emergency notification purposes. Questions from WT residents should be directed to the West Tisbury Emergency Management Director, 508 693 0050.
Although we have a database installed from phone company records, we need a firm geographic location to associate with the phone numbers. The online form allows enrollment for cell phones, text messaging, and email. You can also opt out of any mode.
If you are a West Tisbury resident, give your address as your physical street address in West Tisbury, no matter what your mailing address may be. After you type in your information, pushing the ‘continue’ button will take you to a map page.
On the bottom of the map page you should see a “submit” button. If you do not, resize the view on your computer screen using the zoom control in the lower right hand corner of the screen.
Locate your residence in WT on the map, and double click. A star should appear at the location. If you make a mistake, just double click again. When you’re ready, push “submit”. That’s all there is to it.
Tell your friends, family and neighbors, and if they’re not computer literate, give them a hand.
About Emergency Communications Network
Emergency Communications Network Inc. (ECN) provides affordable high-speed notification solutions capable of reaching millions of citizens in minutes. ECN’s sophisticated network supports a web-based product suite featuring CodeRed® which enables local government officials to communicate time-sensitive, personalized messages via voice, email and text.