Residents encouraged to sign up for CodeRED

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
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Caddo Parish residents are being encouraged to sign up for a new emergency notification system called CodeRED, said Sheriff Steve Prator.

Parish officials will use the system to send emergency notifications to residents in minutes by cell or landline. However, “the system is only as good as our data,” Prator said. “To receive emergency information, you must register.”

CodeRED replaces the old parish emergency notification system, FirstCall. Residents who signed up with the old system should register again with the new service.

CodeRED sends notifications by voice, text or email.

Notifications can also be customized for different kinds of weather warnings and emergencies to be delivered to target areas based on the address of the registered resident.

It’s free to sign up for CodeRED. Go to to register or click here at

Anyone who does not have access to a computer can call 675-2255 to be manually enrolled in the service.