By allowing ads to appear on this site, you support the local businesses who, in turn, support great journalism.
Candler implements CodeRED
Citizens urged to sign up for emergency alert system

Candler County residents are encouraged to sign up for the new emergency alert system, CodeRED, which informs people about emergency situations.

The high-speed emergency mass notification service, provided by Ormond Beach, FL-based OnSolve, LLC, “was selected for its reliability and accuracy, as well as the system’s wide spread adoption rates across the U.S.,” said Candler County Sheriff’s Capt. Justin Wells, deputy director.

“CodeRED’s robust notification system will provide county officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly deliver critical information to our citizens during emergencies,” said Candler County Sheriff John Miles. “We are eager to use this innovative technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans.”

CodeRED will be used to notify residents of fires, floods, law enforcement activities, severe weather, emergencies and missing children notices.

The county will be testing the system through April 5, Wells said. The testing is to  “validate numbers in the Candler County database,” he said. "If you get a call, there is no need to take action. We are just testing to make sure it works correctly. This process helps us continually improve the system.”
 Testing increases the efficiency of the system and speed at which notifications will be delivered during an actual emergency, he said.

Residents won’t get a call unless their number is in the database. If you have not registered, visit the sheriff’s office website ( to update your “Businesses and people are encouraged to update information, especially those with unlisted numbers, who have changed numbers, or use cell or VoIP phones,” he said.

 “The more residents who actively add or update their contact information in the emergency database, the better we are able to protect people and their property."
The CodeRED system allows county officials to send phone calls, texts, emails and social media posts about important issues, he said.

For more information contact Wells at 912-685-2468.



Sign up for the Herald's free e-newsletter