UPDATE AND CORRECTION: Alert: Nixle Replaces Code Red

NOTE: The earlier version of this story said to “dial” 888777 from your mobile phone. You should TEXT that number to sign up. My apologies!

For the past 4 years, the Westport Police Department has used Nixle to provide traffic advisories.

Now, the WPD and Westport Fire Department have partnered with Nixle to offer a Community Notification System. Residents can sign up to receive localized emergency situation and relevant community advisories.

This system replaces the CodeRED emergency notification system in use here since 2009.

All alerts are targeted geographically, allowing residents to receive localized, relevant alerts from the Fire and Police Departments.

Nixle sends out immediate emergency notification — for instance, for flash flooding downtown. (Photo/Jacques Voris)

Nixle sends info via text, email, voice, web, and social media in an instant.

Town officials say residents and business owners should not assume your number is registered.

To sign up, dial 888777 from your mobile phone. Then text the zip code: 06880.

You can customize your alert setting by logging on to www.nixle.com, and creating a User Profile.

Do it today. You don’t know when the next emergency will strike.

(Hopefully not tomorrow. The last 2 Tuesdays have been brutal. Perhaps the 3rd time will be charm.)

4 responses to “UPDATE AND CORRECTION: Alert: Nixle Replaces Code Red

  1. Deputy Chief Michael Kronick

    Thank you for sharing this Dan. The Town of Westport has upgraded our ability to alert the public in an emergency with Nixle. We will now be able to send out alerts by text, email, phone and social media all from one platform. The Westport Police has been using this system for traffic advisories for a few years now with great success. As a resident to register simply Text 06880 to 888777 from your mobile phone. Once registered, residents will receive a confirmation text to their mobile device. Residents may also customize their alert settings by going to http://www.nixle.com and creating a User Profile. Nixle has replaced the CodeRED emergency notification system Westport has used since 2009; residents and business owners should not assume their number is registered and should take the time to register. Please share with family and friends so they can receive local alerts.

  2. It would be much better if the Westport PD was more proactive with notifications. The Compo Road underpass and the Cribari Bridge have been closed several times recently with no notifications. Give us drivers a heads-up so we can choose alternate routes, rather than having to backtrack.

  3. Thanks westport fire dept and police next time we have a storm I hope you guys use it we should used it 2 weeks ago in Westport thanks mike

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