Jeffco to test new emergency-notification system on Wednesday

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By Ramsey Scott

The new emergency-notification system being used in Jefferson County will be tested Wednesday morning.
This CodeRED system, which is replacing the problem-plagued FIRST CALL or 911.net, is being used by emergency services providers in Jeffco and Broomfield counties, as well as parts of Arapahoe, Adams, Clear Creek and Douglas counties. It will be tested in Broomfield on Wednesday as well.
Test calls will begin at 9 a.m. Wednesday and should continue for several hours. To sign up, visit your911.net.
If you had registered your phone number with the old notification system, county agencies are urging you to re-register to make sure all your information is correct in the new system. Cell phones must also be registered in the new system to receive alerts.

 Elk Creek Fire Chief Bill McLaughlin said that residents who live near the border of Park County should register their numbers with both counties' emergency notifications systems.
If you have questions about the new system or the test, contact the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office at 303-277-0211.
Those needing to correct any information on accounts after submission will need to contact a local dispatch center on a non-emergency line.