Emergency Notification & Dispatch
The City of Folly Beach has contracted with ECN CODE RED (Emergency Communication Network) to provide Community Alerting System services. The system is used to notify all residents in the event of an emergency or other information of importance. In order to receive notifications cellular phones or e-mail addresses must be registered.
The Community Alerting System, also known as Outbound 9-1-1, is an automated system that calls homes and businesses to notify them about serious emergencies. The system will also direct you to take specific actions during an emergency. It will also be used to notify you of other important information, water main breaks, power outages, etc.
In the event of an emergency, public safety or public works personnel will identify the affected area and activate the system. It will automatically call all telephone numbers within a specified area and deliver a recorded message.
- Amber Alerts
- Missing Person Alerts
- Emergency Evacuations
- Local Security & Crime Alerts
- Weather Emergencies
- Hazardous Materials Events
- Water Main Breaks
- Power Outages
Our dispatch team consists of highly responsible and dependable city staff personnel. Public safety is one of our main priorities in handling day-to-day life in Folly Beach so we make sure our team is available at all times, any day of the week.
Our dispatch center is staffed 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We have 4 full-time dispatchers, one of whom serves as the dispatch supervisor. We also have up to 4 part-time dispatchers to supplement staffing. Our center is staffed with one or two dispatchers on duty depending on holidays or times of the year. Our dispatch handles approximately 26,000 calls for service annually.