Tisbury tests Code Red emergency notification on June 30


Tisbury will test the town’s Code Red emergency notification system on Thursday, June 30, at 6 pm. Residents signed up to receive Code Red emergency messages will be contacted with a test message by phone and/or email.

In the event of an actual emergency, a Code Red message would clearly define it. The purpose of Tisbury’s June 30 test is to ensure that the Code Red system works as designed, town administrator John Bugbee explained in a press release yesterday.

Residents who are not signed up may do so on Tisbury’s website at www.tisburyma.gov. To start the registration process, click on the Code Red icon at the bottom right side of the page. It takes about two minutes to fill out contact information.

Martha’s Vineyard public safety officials launched the the Island-wide telephone/email Code Red emergency notification system last year. It may be used in one town, a broader geography, or the entire Island if needed.

The types of emergencies that could activate the Code Red system include natural disasters, search and rescue needs, school-based threats, and man-made, criminal, or public works dangers. The system might also be used for non-emergency notifications such as street closures for pipe repair.

For questions or more information, contact Mr. Bugbee at 508-696-4203.