Emergency Notifications

CodeRED

The Village of La Grange Park offers residents CodeRED high speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system enables Village and Lyons Township Area Communications Center (LTACC) officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notification / information messages to targeted areas or the entire Village at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour. Please note that such systems are only as good as the telephone database supporting them. If your telephone number is not in the database, you will not be called. The CodeRED system not only offers faster calling rates and improved message delivery, it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly to the system’s telephone database.

Weather Warning

CodeRED has a new feature called Weather Warning, which is an opt-in only weather warning product that taps into the National Weather Service’s Storm Based Warnings. CodeRED Weather Warning automatically alerts affected citizens in the path of severe weather just moments after a warning has been issued. If you are not currently registered for this feature you may update your profile to include it.

OnSolve

The Village recently updated its account with OnSolve, providers of the CodeRED high-speed notification solution and the CodeRED Weather Warning service. This no-charge update allows message recipients to easily identify calls coming through the systems. Message recipients’ Caller ID will read OnSolve or 866-419-5000 for CodeRED calls. For CodeRED Weather Warning calls, either OnSolve or the number 800-566-9780 will appear on Caller ID displays.

Message Replays

Residents can simply dial the number displayed on their Caller ID to hear the last message delivered, which will greatly reduce the number of inbound inquiries handled by our office and will offer residents an immediate replay of the message.

Register

It is recommended that all businesses register, as well as all individuals who have unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those who use a cellular phone or VoIP phone as their primary number.  To register for the Onsolve - CodeRed updates please visit their website.

Sirens

In the event of severe weather, sirens are activated by the Lyons Township Area Communications Center (LTACC). The sirens are most commonly used to alert residents to the issuance of a tornado warning by the National Weather Service (NWS). Trained severe weather spotters and public officials are responsible for providing timely and accurate reports of severe weather in our area to the NWS.

When sirens are activated, residents will hear them as a steady signal which lasts for three minutes. Everyone should seek shelter immediately in any interior room, bathroom, or closet, if available. Outside walls and windows should be avoided. If you have access to a radio or television, tune to a local channel for essential emergency information. It should be noted that sirens are activated only to provide emergency alerts to residents. No all-clear activations of sirens will be made.

Testing

The Village’s severe weather siren system is tested on the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. weather permitting. LTACC will not test the sirens if weather is severe or threatening to avoid confusion as to whether the activation is a test or a real alert.