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Town to test notification system

(Jan. 8, 2015) The Town of Berlin will be utilizing the CodeRED Emergency Notification System on Jan. 15 to call the entire community.
The calls will occur in the afternoon and will continue until the entire database has been attempted. This call will give Town of Berlin personnel the chance to operate the system as if there has been a community wide disaster.
The message that is being delivered directs recipients to the Town of Berlin website to add additional contact numbers, and it also asks that recipients spread the word by mentioning the system to family, friends and neighbors.
Mary Bohlen, deputy town administrator, suggests that “all individuals and businesses should take the time to visit our website and add contact information to include cellular phones and other non- traditional phones as well as email and text addresses. If your contact information is not in the database you will not receive a call when an urgent message is sent.” In particular, businesses should register, as well as individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number recently, and those who use a cellular phone exclusively or have VoIP phones (such as Vonage) as their primary numbers.
Bohlen urges citizens to log onto the Town website at and follow the CodeRED link in the upper right hand corner. Those without Internet access may call 410-641-2770 Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for assistance. Required information includes a street address (physical address, no P.O. boxes) for location purposes, and a primary phone number. Additional phone numbers, email and text addresses may also be entered.