Fairfield is launching a new emergency notification system, replacing the Reverse 911 program currently in place.

CodeRED provides town officials with the ability to quickly deliver phone messages to a targeted area or the entire town in emergency situations.

Those with phone numbers already registered with the old system, but those with phone numbers not already in the town's emergency notification data base need to register.

"One of the reasons the CodeRED system was selected by the town is that it gives individuals and businesses the ability to add their own phone numbers directly into the system's database which is an extremely important feature," First Selectman Michael Tetreau said in a statement.

All local businesses are encouraged to register, as well as all residents including those with unlisted numbers or who have changed their phone number or address within the past year, or those who use a cell phone or VIP phone as their primary number.

To register, log onto www.fairfieldct.org or www.fpdct.com, and follow the link to the "CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment" page. Those without Internet access can call 203-254-4830 Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. to supply the registration information over the phone. Required information includes first and last name, street address (no P.O. boxes), city, state, zip code and primary phone number. Additional phone numbers can be entered as well.

Anyone with questions should call the town's Emergency Management Office at 203-254-4713.