A child got up early to go to a friends house without informing his parents which resulted in a CodeRed missing child alert. After approximately 6000 residents were contacted, he arrived at school apparently unaware he was the reason for the wake up call.
MAYVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Dodge County’s sheriff says he was inundated with calls and e-mails from residents who were angry about an early morning call notifying them of a missing child.
The phone calls to residents of Mayville were made by the county’s CodeRED phone emergency notification system Tuesday at 7:30 a.m.
According to the CodeRed website:
The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is a high volume – high speed Communication Service available for mass Emergency Notifications. CodeRED employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a high speed telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses at the proven capacity of millions of calls per day. CodeRED subscribers control their emergency broadcasts from anywhere in the world via a secure Internet web site. CodeRED offers an unprecedented level of security, robustness, performance, and ease-of-use for government agencies, communities, and businesses.
There are three simple steps involved in launching a CodeRED® calling campaign:
1. Define your calling data base using the CodeRED Internet Mapping tool and client calling lists
2. Record your message using the CodeRED Interactive Voice Response line
3. Launch your calls
Maybe a step 4 needs added- expect angry calls from some residents