EDSO’s new Reverse 911 system – CodeRED

On Tuesday September 15, 2015, the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services (OES) in conjunction with CodeRED sent out over 100,000 automated phone calls to residences and businesses in El Dorado County encouraging them to register for emergency notifications at the El Dorado County website http://ready.edso.org. The CodeRED notification system will only be used by public safety officials during emergencies to disseminate critical information to the citizens of El Dorado County – part of our new and updated Reverse 911 system.

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services encourages all residents to enroll to receive emergency alerts through CodeRED. Those who have already enrolled to receive CodeRED notifications but have recently moved or changed telephone numbers are encouraged to visit the El Dorado County website http://ready.edso.org and click on the CodeRED logo to update their contact information.

Residences that do not have computer access are encouraged to contact family or friends to assist them in registering, or contact the El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Services directly at 530-621-5895 for assistance. We are experiencing a high volume of calls today, so please leave us a message. We will call you back as soon as we can. Thank you for your patience.

In addition to receiving CodeRED alerts through voice, text messages and emails, residents can also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app on the App Store and Google Play. The app will send free push notifications of emergency, community and missing person alerts to mobile subscribers within a warning area. Alerts are initiated by El Dorado County as well as public safety officials throughout North America.

Lt. Tom Murdoch

NRA Teach Freedom Grant

The El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer POST 457 has been awarded a grant from the NRA Foundation Grant Program – Teach Freedom. NRA Teach Freedom grants are designed to invest in the next generation of America’s leaders and support youth firearm related programs. This grant is instrumental in purchasing supplies, equipment, and the firearms needed for the best education possible. NRA’s goal is to promote firearm safety and responsible firearm ownership.

El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Explorer POST 457 completed our first range training day in August. Throughout the day explorers were taught gun safety, basic gun handling and familiarization, and how to maintain and clean a weapon. It was the first time many of our explorers had ever handled or fired a gun. El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office Range Masters Detective Lewallen, Deputy Horn, and Detective Bloxsom provided expert firearms training to help develop skills and techniques needed to become responsible gun owners. Our explorers will be given the opportunity through this grant to continue their gun education monthly.

Thank you Friends of the NRA and Eastern California NRA Field Representatives Cole Beverly and Chuck Holland for supporting our Explorer Program and providing our POST with this wonderful opportunity. THANK YOU NRA!

If you are interested in becoming an Explorer or if you would like to support our POST through a donation please contact an Advisor at 530-642-4733 or email us at explorers@edso.org. There is more information regarding the explorer program at www.service-life.com/ca/edso or you can follow us on Facebook at El Dorado County Sheriff Explorer POST #457.

Sr. Sheriff’s Technician Serena Wilke

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