DARIEN, Conn. -- The Town of Darien Police Department is reminding residents that now is the time to sign up for the town's CodeRED emergency messaging system.
With September marking National Preparedness Month, the Darien Police Department is asking residents to sign up to the system to receive emergency messages from the town, according to a press release from the town.
“We need to be able to reach our community in case of an emergency, said Town of Darien Emergency Management Director Mar McEwan in the release. "Be proactive and make sure we have your contact information in the CodeRED database so you can keep yourself, your family and your property protected in case of a real emergency."
The notifications are free to Darien residents and can provide information such as storm activity, evacuations, shelter locations and other useful information during emergencies, according to the release.
Those who enrolled to receive CodeRED alerts but have recently moved or changed telephone numbers are encouraged to visit the Town of Darien website and click on the CodeRED logo to update their contact information, according to the release.
Residents are encouraged to save the telephone number 866-419-5000 in their telephone’s contacts to identify when a CodeRED emergency alert is being delivered, according to the release.
“Sometimes it takes a nationally recognized campaign like National Preparedness Month to get the word out about CodeRED. Our number one priority has always been to keep our citizens safe. The only way to do that is to get them better prepared and the best way to be prepared is to be informed using the CodeRED system,” McEwan said in the release.