Emergency Notification

Chesterfield Residents currently have two programs which can advise them of emergencies in their community. There is the RENTS program sponsored by Vermont Yankee and the New Hampshire CodeRED System.

CodeRED
CodeREDCode Red provides public safety notices issued by the State of New Hampshire and severe weather warnings directly from the National Weather Service. Additionally, New Hampshire residents are asked to download the NH Alerts mobile application from the App Store and Google Play to receive emergency and severe weather notifications from state officials.
If you would like more information pertaining to CodeRED, please click HERE.


What is RENTS?
RENTS is an acronym for the Rapid Emergency Notification Telephone System currently in place in the Vermont Yankee Emergency Planning Zone. RENTS is a fast communication service allowing the Town of Chesterfield to notify its citizens of an emergency situation. It enables the Town of Chesterfield to provide a mass notification quickly and easily. This service is free to all Chesterfield residents and businesses.

What do I have to do to receive this benefit?
This community alert system is only as good as the telephone database. If your phone number is not in the database, you will not be called. The system allows individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the systems database. Although an initial load of telephone number data was completed, you should not assume that your phone number is included in the database.

All business should register, as well as those that have unlisted numbers who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, and those that use a cellular phone as their primary number.

How will I benefit from this service?
This high-speed telephone system will allow the Town of Chesterfield to contact participants to provide information about a critical situation, what action needs to be taken, and notification that the situation has been resolved.

What do I have to do to receive this benefit?

To receive Community Alert System Notifications, you must register your home, cell phone, or business phone number with the Chesterfield Office of Emergency Management.

How does it work?
Community Alert System delivers the important message through a high-speed telephone calling system to a phone number on the Community Alert System database. Town Officials will contact Fire Mutual Aid and advise them of the need of a Code Red for the Town of Chesterfield. A pre-recorded message will be sent out via the telephone with information about the incident and possibly instructions for action to be taken.

What should I do if I receive a Community Alert System message?
* Listen Carefully
* Follow Instructions
* Don’t hang up until you hear the whole message
(the message will not be repeated)
* DO NOT call 9-1-1 unless instructed to do so (You will only tie up emergency lines)

Will the system work with cell phones?
Yes. But, your cell phone number needs to be associated with your Town of Chesterfield address. We encourage you to register your cell phone number.

What is RENTS used for?

RENTS will be used for significant incidents and events where the timely notification of an affected population or geographic area is essential.

How Do I Register?

The actual application form can be found on the back cover of your Vermont Yankee Calender. If you do not have an application form, you can mail the following information to:

New Hampshire Homeland Security and Emergency Management 33 Hazen Drive
Concord NH 03305

The following information is required to add a telephone number into the “RENTS” database: The top should read “I LIVE IN THE TOWN OF CHESTERFIELD.” Then underneath should have your first and last name; address (physical address, no P.O. boxes); city; state; Zip Code; and primary phone number. A primary phone number is most likely the identified home phone number. An alternate phone number, such as a mobile phone, can also be entered and both the primary and alternate line will be contacted in the event of an emergency. When entering information, please fill out all of the required information because the newest data entered will replace the old data.

 

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