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Smartphone users offered access to emergency app

Smartphone users at the Erie County Fair will have an emergency mobile app at their disposal.

The fair, in conjunction with the Town of Hamburg Office of Emergency Services, will provide community and emergency alerts through the town’s public safety app, CodeRED mobile alert, according to a Town of Hamburg Emergency Services news release.

The app will allow fair patrons, employees and safety officials to receive voice calls, text messages and emails about emergency situations. The app can be downloaded for free at the iTunes store for iPhone users and from Google Play for Android users.

“If you have the app downloaded and are in the affected area of the alert, a notification will be sent through the app to alert you of the issue,” explained Sean Crotty, Hamburg’s deputy emergency manager, in the release. Hamburg residents who have already enrolled in the CodeRED, will continue to receive notifications.

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