What is CodeRED and why is it important to me?

CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows town officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media of time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system.

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1. What is CodeRED and why is it important to me?
2. I signed up before for CodeRED with Portsmouth Water & Fire District. Do I need to re-enter my information?
3. Does the CodeRED system already have my telephone number, or do I need to sign up to receive CodeRED notifications?
4. I need to sign up for CodeRED. How do I?
5. Is my personal information protected?
6. When will CodeRED be used?
7. How will I recognize a CodeRED message?
8. What should I do if I receive a CodeRED message?
9. Will the CodeRED system leave a message on an answering machine?
10. I have a cordless phone, and it does not work when the power goes out. How will the system be able to contact me?
11. What happens if my phone line is busy when a notification is sent by CodeRED?