The system will begin calling Wilmette residents and business owners at approximately 10:30 a.m.
Code Red Emergency Telephone Notification System
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
During an emergency, the system can call 60,000 phone numbers per hour. Is your number on the list?
A savage storm. An imminent flood. Widespresd power outages. These are the types of scenarios the Village of Wilmette aims to prepare for when the police department tests out its CodeRED Emergency Telephone Notification System Tuesday morning. At approximately 10:30 a.m., as alert sirens blare throughout the village, Wilmette residents and business owners should expect a call from a toll-free number with an 866 area code. During an event when the system is actually needed, such a call would warn of a potential threat or a situation requiring immediate action. “This test will allow us to gauge the effectiveness of the system,” said Wilmette Village Manager Timothy J. Frenzer. According to the village, the alert system, which is capable of …