FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions
What is CodeRED and what is it used for?
CodeRED is a web-based critical communication solution that enables local public safety personnel to notify residents and businesses by telephone, text message, email, and social media of time-sensitive information on, emergencies, or urgent notifications. The system can reach hundreds of thousands of individuals in minutes to ensure information such as evacuation notices, missing persons, inclement weather advisories, and more are quickly shared. Only authorized oﬃcials have access to send alerts using the CodeRED system.
Is there a cost to register for CodeRED?
No, registering for CodeRED phone calls, text messages, and email are free. Simply sign up on our enrollment website and select your preferred means of communication.
Why is CodeRED important to me?
CodeRED is an important tool to help keep you informed and prepared for any emergencies that may occur in our area. Oﬃcials will send messages to alert you of emergency details, instructions, or precautions that you need in order to make well-informed decisions and remain safe. This system is precise enough to geotarget residents within an exact area of impact so that only those people who are aﬀected by emergency situations are notiﬁed.
Can I register more than one phone number or email for my address?
Yes, you can register more than one phone number and/ or email address for your location when you register for CodeRED. Please note that it is highly recommended you register at least one phone number and one email address to ensure that you will receive CodeRED alerts in the event of a power outage or an incident that may occur late at night when you are generally asleep.
Does CodeRED already have my telephone number?
No resident should assume that their information is in the system. Please visit our website and look for the link for the CodeRED Community Notification on the Enrollment page to register online.
What do I do if I receive a CodeRED message?
If you receive a CodeRED phone call, listen carefully to the entire message. You can repeat the message by pressing any key. Do not call 911 for further information unless directed to do so, or you need immediate aide from the police or ﬁ re department. If you receive a CodeRED email or text message, please be sure to read the entire message carefully and follow all instructions.
How will I know when CodeRED is calling?
A CodeRED message will have the caller ID # 866-419-5000 for emergencies and caller ID # 855-969-4636 for non-emergencies. We suggest that you program these numbers into your cell phone as a “new contact” and use “CodeRED” as the contact name. If you need to replay the message received, you can dial this number and listen to the message again in its entirety.
I have a cordless phone and it will not work when the power goes out. How will I be contacted?
Make sure to have at least one working corded telephone on hand for these situations. However, when signing up for CodeRED, you may indicate both a primary and alternative phone number. Cell phones and/or work phone numbers can be entered as alternatives. Both your primary and your alternative phone numbers will be contacted in the event of a CodeRED notiﬁcation.
What is the CodeRED Mobile Alert app?
CodeRED oﬀ ers a mobile app for Android and iPhone devices. All residents and business owners are encouraged to download the free app to receive alerts based on the geo-location of your phone. As you travel throughout other CodeRED communities, you can receive important alerts that include community, emergency, and severe weather information. To download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, visit Google Play or the App Store.