WSCC implements emergency alert system. 

November 23, 2021

WSCC implements emergency alert system. 

WSCC News is a service of West Shore Community College in partnership with Mason County Press.

VICTORY TOWNSHIP — West Shore Community College has implemented an emergency notification system, powered by CodeRED. The intent of CodeRED allows the college to send emergency notification messages to all registered faculty, staff, and students during a crisis or emergency, such as fire, severe storm warning, campus closure, etc. Currently, the system will deliver text notifications to your cell phone.    

WSCC chose CodeRED because Mason, Manistee and Oceana counties all utilize the system.  CodeRED is a public safety alerting solution designed to enable local government and public safety officials to record, send, and track personalized text messages to residents and staff in minutes. CodeRED serves as a critical part of emergency management preparedness plans. 

“Not only is it a powerful system, but it made sense to be in line with what many of our communities are already doing,” said Craig Peterson, media services and learning technical coordinator.  “We are able to efficiently send out alerts in minutes, and individuals can easily opt in or out at any time.” 

To sign up to receive WSCC alerts, text 99411 and use the message of “WSCCAlert.”   Within minutes,  a text message will be sent indicating confirming the subscription to “WSCCAlert.” There is an opt-out option by following the instructions included within the subscription text. 

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For questions or comments, contact Craig Peterson at 231.843.5920 or email at  

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