The St. Johns County Sheriff's Office's latest media release is directed to all residents of St. Johns County, Florida.
They will be utilizing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System this Friday, March 18, 2011 to call the entire St.Johns County community. The calls will start in the afternoon and will continue until their entire database has been called.
This call will give Sheriff's Office the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community-wide disaster.
The phone message that will be delivered will direct you to the Sheriff's Office website to add additional phone numbers. Additionally, they will ask to you help spread the word by mentioning to others you know in St. Johns County. Hopefully this blog will get the word out as well.
St. Johns County Sheriff David Shoar suggests that "all individuals and businesses should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other non-traditional phones as well as email and text addresses if so desired. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent."
Please make sure your home and business are registered. Of concern are individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, and those who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.
Please log onto the Sheriff's Office website and follow the CodeRED link on the right hand side of the home page.
Those without Internet access may call (904) 209-6355 this Friday, March 18, 2011 between noon and 5 p.m. Required information includes a physical street address for location purposes and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered.
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Barbara Jenness takes joy in assisting people in buying or selling their home or land in northeast Florida (St. Augustine, Ponte Vedra, and Jacksonville). She is a community activist and leader serving as President of Friends of A1A 2008-2010, Past President of Scenic & Historic A1A in St. Johns County for over 10 years, and past vice-president of Vilano Beach Main Street (North Shores Improvement Association). She is a past president for WCR in St. Augustine and a member of South Ponte Vedra Civic Association, Porpoise Point, Serenata Beach Club, and Palencia. She founded and is a Past President of the St. Augustine Regional Council (StAR Council) to promote the St. Augustine area to individuals outside the region.
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