Bergquist Reports Mixed Results on CodeRed Test
Posted by KSJB News on 2/17/2017 8:29:00 PM.


JAMESTOWN – Stutsman County Emergency Manager Jerry Bergquist reports that a county-wide test of the CodeRED mass notification system was completed on Friday, February 17th, by Stutsman County Communications. The test began at 1:03 pm and included landlines, cell phones, TDD, text messaging, email, and mobile app notifications.

Results of the testing related to text messages and emails indicated that 100% of the text and email messages were delivered without issue.

Results related to the phone testing indicated that only 70% of the phone numbers registered into the system received the test CodeRED message.  The number of people notified could be dramatically increased if individuals would take the time to register their cell phone numbers with CodeRED.  Land line telephone numbers are already included in the notification database.  We will be working with telephone service providers to review their information for accuracy.

To receive notifications via cell phone, email or text, individuals must sign up for the service by going to the Stutsman County website (, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the CodeRED icon.  Those without Internet access can call Stutsman County Emergency Management at 701-252-9093, Monday through Friday, (8AM-5PM) to sign up over the phone. 

CodeRED is used to alert Stutsman County residents of emergency events and notifications of immediate concern to the public.  CodeRED service is free of charge to residents and businesses.  Questions regarding CodeRED services should be directed to Stutsman County Emergency Management.

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