CodeRED leads to safe return of infant
A CodeRED notification led to the safe return of a baby whose non-custodial parent took her. Police received a report of a 15-month-old infant taken against court order by her non-custodial parent. The notification was issued with the vehicle information and a picture of the suspect and the child. Within 15 minutes of the CodeRED alert, a local resident and school board employee, Steve Bolli, recognized the suspect vehicle and called 9-1-1.
Police responded to the area and observed the suspect’s vehicle and the child in the rear of the vehicle. Galloway Police ordered Firrincilli out of the vehicle unsuccessfully. Officer Ronald Gorneau then smashed the driver-side window of the vehicle and pulled Firrincilli from the car. Firrincilli was taken into custody and the child was safely.
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“CodeRED system is key” in alerting residents of virus carrying mosquitoes
The 2014 season for mosquito surveillance and control officially started in Pittsfield, Mass., prompting the Berkshire County Mosquito Control Program to keep continual watch on the mosquito population in Berkshire County.
By monitoring the larvae and adult mosquito population, BCMCP was able to confirm the presence of two mosquito borne viruses, West Nile Virus and Eastern Equine Encephalitis. Once a virus was detected, spraying began in that targeted area.
Mayor Daniel Bianchi said the use of the CodeRED system was key to notifying residents of any spraying. Once the Board of Health approved a spray, residents in the targeted area got a phone call informing them of the detected virus and the plan in place to address the mosquitos.
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Wildfire updates sent through CodeRED to keep residents safe and informed
A wildfire started in Coconino County from a downed power line and burned 12 acres in Oak Creek Canyon. Coconino County Emergency Management issued a CodeRED alert for the fire, advising residents to be ready to evacuate if necessary.
CodeRED alerts were issued throughout the afternoon to keep residents informed of the progress of the fire and if evacuation was necessary. Some residents in the immediate area were evacuated by Coconino County Sheriff’s Office deputies going door to door; however, the CodeRED alert did not make a mandatory evacuation.
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County residents “praising the fact they were notified about the severe weather”
Apple Clinton, IL
A severe storm passed through Clinton overnight, triggering a tornado warning and CodeRED weather alert. Several residents reported receiving the warning and waiting out the storm in their basements.
According to Ernie Goetsch, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Lincoln, overnight storms of
that intensity are somewhat unusual.
DeWitt County Sheriff Jered Shofner said residents were praising the fact that they were notified of the severity of the weather, even though there was little damage.
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CodeRED alert issued after suspect fires shots at resident
Franklin Police were looking for a suspect that fired gun shots at a resident. The resident said he thought he heard gun shots, so he went out behind his house and saw someone walking down the driveway of the Church of God. He told them to wait right there, but then the suspect fired two more rounds at him behind his house.
County 911 issued a CodeRED alert within a two mile radius of the scene as a safety measure. The alert asked residents
to remain in their homes and to lock all doors and windows.
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