Fairfield, Connecticut – 7/9/2012 – The Town of Fairfield has contracted with Emergency
Communications Network to license a new and improved high-speed phone notification system,
CodeRED, which replaces Reverse 911 and provides Fairfield officials with the ability to quickly
deliver phone messages to targeted areas or to the entire Town in emergency situations.
Town officials caution that such systems are only as good as the telephone number database
supporting them. If a phone number is not already in the Town’s previous emergency notification
database, then a resident or business will not be called. First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “One
of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected by the Town is that it gives individuals and
businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system’s database which is an
extremely important feature.”
All businesses should register, as well as all residents who aren’t already in the system; have unlisted
phone numbers; have changed their phone number or address within the past year; or who use a
cellular phone or VIP phone as their primary number.
First Selectman Tetreau encourages anyone who is not already in the emergency notification system
to log onto Fairfield’s website, WWW.FAIRFIELDCT.ORG, or the Police Department’s website,
WWW.FPDCT.COM, and follow the link to the “CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment”
Those without Internet access may call 203-254-4830, Monday through Friday, (8AM-4PM)
to supply their information over the phone. 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.
Questions should be directed to the Fairfield Emergency Management Office, 203-254-4713.
First Selectman Tetreau explained, “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.”
First Selectman Tetreau further stated that “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.”
Town officials will be testing the CodeRED system on Monday, July 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM. During
this test, the Emergency Notification System will be calling all residents and businesses currently in
the system.

By Stephen Krauchick

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