Code Red Test

Litchfield to test CodeRED system, announces partnership with State for “NH Alerts,” new mobile high-tech public alert and warning system. In partnership with the Department of Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, the town of Litchfield will be conducting a test of the CodeRED system on 4/29/2015, contacting everyone in the City/County who has currently subscribed for text and email notifications.

Residents who receive the test message will be assured they are in the emergency database and will be contacted when an actual emergency message is issued by town officials.

The system test is in coordination with the State’s new mobile emergency notification system called NH Alerts to effectively alert and warn the public of any impending dangers. NH Alerts gives New Hampshire state and local public safety officials the ability to send potentially lifesaving messages to residents through landlines, cell phones, text messages, emails, social media alerts and through the recently released NH Alerts mobile application.

Every New Hampshire resident is asked to visit ReadyNH.gov and enroll. NH Alerts is powered by the CodeRED emergency notification system. No one should assume they are automatically signed up to receive these important alerts.

And every resident with a smartphone or tablet is asked to download the free NH Alerts mobile application to view and receive warnings issued by public safety officials in New Hampshire.

  1. Visit the app store specific to your device

  2. Search for NH Alerts

  3. Download the free mobile application

  4. Customize the app to your preferences

NH Alerts also provides residents early warning of severe weather with automatic alerts to those in the direct path of the storm. The system interprets bulletins issued by the National Weather Service and automatically initiates messages to only those residents who may be impacted, helping to reduce false alarm. Because severe weather may strike at any time of day or night, residents must opt in to receive alerts. Subscribers may customize the types of alerts they would like to receive on their preferred devices during enrollment at ReadyNH.gov.