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New RNS training underway

Thursday, July 09, 2015

CAPCOG worked with CodeRED, the region’s new Regional Notification System (RNS) provider, in June to transfer data and functionality to the new application. As the transition approached, CAPCOG also coordinated 21 web-based training sessions preparing about 150 personnel from various jurisdictions to use the new RNS.

RNS is a web-based application that allows participating jurisdictions to make notifications to the general public and personnel during events that affect them, especially emergencies that require quick action to protect lives and property.  CodeRED’s RNS allows cities and counties to notify residents about emergencies using landline and cell phone calls, emails and text messages.

With the majority of training concluded, CAPCOG will continue to provide resources to familiarize RNS users with the new system and ensure users can properly send warnings to residents during disaster incidents. Participating jurisdictions that did not receive training can request it from CAPCOG’s Homeland Security Division. A video webinar will be available for new users, and CAPCOG will conduct quarterly meetings with local public safety staff to facilitate the best use and improving the capabilities of the RNS region wide. CAPCOG recommends all jurisdictions served by the CodeRED RNS practice using the tool, since the system is new.

> Read more about the regional notification system.
> Discover CAPCOG's Homeland Security Division.
> Contact Aisha Henderson, CAPCOG Homeland Security regional technical communication coordinator.

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