CodeRED Emergency Alerts
CodeRED sends alerts to your mobile device or your landline via text message, phone call, or email if an emergency is happening in your neighborhood. Sign up to receive emergency alerts from your local Nevada County emergency response team.
CodeRED Sign Up Tips
Sign Up Your Family and Roomates
It is recommended to sign up all phone numbers associated with your home address. For example, sign up your cell phone, your landline, and your family members cell phones who are living at your residence so everyone receives a CodeRED emergency alert during an emergency event in your neighborhood.
Add CodeRED's Numbers to Your Phone
It is also recommended to add CodeRED's two phone numbers 1(866) 419-5000 and 1(855) 969-4636 to your cell phone and/or landline contacts as "CodeRED Emergency Alerts." This way, when you receive a phone call from either of CodeRED's phone numbers during an emergency event, you will be able to recognize the call as a CodeRED alert rather than easily mistaking the 1-866 or 1-855 number as a telemarketer.
Create a Managed Account
Residents are given the option to create a managed account, or simply review and submit their information. Creating a managed account is recommended because it will allow you access to modify your existing notification settings and contact information.
Set Your Alert Preferences (call, text, and email)
Registering for CodeRED alerts is 100% FREE and simple. Residents can customize their alert preferences and choose to receive alerts via phone call, text, and/or email.
CodeRED Mobile Alert App
Residents can also download the FREE CodeRED Mobile Alert app to receive notifications directly to their mobile device, however it is highly recommended for residents to register for CodeRED alerts online rather than just downloading the app. The CodeRED Mobile Alert app is available through the Apple Store or Google Play.
Sign Up Questions?
211 Connecting Point is helping Nevada County residents with sign up assistance. Residents with 530 area codes can dial 2-1-1 (dial 1-844-319-4119 with an outside area code) to talk to someone over the phone who can help you sign up for CodeRED Emergency Alerts. However, accounts set up over the phone will not be a managed account where information can be modified later. If 211 is not able to answer your question, they will help refer you to Nevada County's Office of Emergency Services (OES).
Effective June 1, 2014, Nevada County will have a new emergency and mass notification provider. The transition from CityWatch to the industry-leading, high-speed mass notification system, CodeRED, began in 2014.
Visit the CodeRED website to get signed up or sign in. For additional information, read the Community Flyer (PDF).
CodeRED Features & Benefits
CodeRED offers Nevada County residents access to patented technologies that were not available with the previous provider. Public safety officials will be able to more effectively communicate time-sensitive messages using the CodeRED system's robust dialing infrastructure that is entirely managed by its parent company, Emergency Communications Network. This access will allow calls to be delivered seconds after public safety officials launch a message. Additionally, the County will have the ability to better target notifications geographically, only notifying those community members impacted by an alert.
Nevada County residents who registered with CityWatch have been transferred to the new CodeRED system, however all residents of Nevada County are encouraged to update their existing information and enroll additional contact information through the Nevada County Office of Emergency Services enrollment page.
Residents and Businesses who are using AT&T as your landline phone provider; your home phone number is already added as the part of a Public Safety Data Base available to public safety agencies. You are still encouraged to add your cell phone information to the CodeRed data base.
Personal Contact Information
Contact information accessed through CodeRed will only be used by Public Safety Officials for emergency notification.
Removal of Phone Numbers
If you would like your phone number(s) removed from the CodeRED system, please email with the phone number(s) you would like deleted and the name of the person the phone number is registered to. Deleting your phone number will have no impact on your ability to be identified when dialing 911.