Emergency Communication Network (ECN), the nation's largest mass notification provider, has recently announced that it has selected Dyersburg Emergency Operations Manager Mark Grant to join its newly created CodeRED Client Advisory Board. According to a press release statement, the board will be asked to provide emergency management and public safety industry knowledge to help shape the strategic direction of the CodeRED system, which Dyersburg has been a part of since 2008.
"I am honored because ECN is the nation's largest provider of communications equipment," said Grant. "I am humbled by their appointment."
ECN is headquartered in Ormond Beach, Fla. and has been an active advocate for high-speed emergency notification services capable of reaching millions of citizens in the event of an emergency. ECN supports six major services including CodeRED, which allows elected officials to get time-sensitive information out in minutes as well as CodeRED Weather Warning, which warns citizens about the path of severe weather moments after the warnings have been issued by the National Weather Service.
ECN will now benefit from Grant's 10 years of experience as emergency operations manager, not to mention his previous 18 years experience at the Dyersburg Police Department. Grant has been a leader in emergency operations, serving as a guest speaker in numerous state and national 911 conferences. Grant also served on the state boards that developed the first Tennessee requirement for 911 dispatcher training.
Grant will travel to Florida in April to meet with company executives and make suggestions on current and future features for the CodeRED system. Dyersburg uses CodeRED for internal communications between departments as well as to communicate time-sensitive information. Residents can enroll in the CodeRED system by visiting the city's website at www.dyersburgtn.gov and clicking on the "CodeRED Emergency Notification System" link.