Buffalo, N.Y. (WIVB) - News 4 went directly to Buffalo's Fire Commissioner to get answers about complains with the Code Red system.
The emergency alert service sends text messages or automated phone calls to whoever signs up.
Some people complained about receiving several phone calls and texts this week, about non-emergency situations, including Saturday's deadline to register for the Buffalo Firefighter Exam.
"There's two different sides to it: when you sign up for Code Red, you're able to Opt Out of the general notifications, and some people have called and requested not to be notified for non-emergencies. And we've facilitated getting them out of that part of the system. Other persons want to be notified about street closings and these kinds of events," said Garnell Whitfield, Buffalo Fire Commissioner.
You can select which notifications you will receive when you sign up online. To enroll, click www.city-buffalo.com.
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