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New emergency alert system put to the test in Jefferson County, Colo.

from The Denver Post

Jefferson County officials have tested a new emergency-notification system that they hope will not suffer the kinds of problems that led to homes failing to get warned of an advancing wildfire last spring. The new CodeRed notification service — operated by Florida-based Emergency Communications Network — replaced Louisiana-based FirstCall, which has insisted its service did not fail last year. "There is no perfect system," said Jefferson County Sheriff's spokesman Mark Techmeyer. "We have a lot of confidence in what CodeRed is bringing to the table. We are still never going to be 100 percent on any reverse-911 call. It's just another tool in the toolbox." more


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