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CodeRed Emergency Alert System

What is the CodeRed Emergency Alert System? During the June Fire, several residents and visitors were contacted by the Mono County Sheriff’s CodeRed Emergency Alert System.What is this and why were some residents informed and others were not? Why is this system so important during an emergency situation?

Mono County utilizes what is known as the CodeRed Emergency Alert System when a critical incident or emergency situation takes place within the county. This system is a database of resident and citizen information for use only in critical and emergency situations. The CodeRed System is used to send critical communications from evacuation notices, to hazardous weather alerts, to missing children alerts. When residents and citizens enter their information into the CodeRed Emergency Alert System, they are added to a nationwide database set exclusively for emergency community alerts in emergency situations. Your contact information remains private and is only used to contact you for community emergency communications. To register for the CodeRed emergency alerts, please click on this link:

The CodeRed system also has a mobile app available. Designed to keep you informed and aware, the CodeRed Mobile App uses the national CodeRed Emergency System to alert subscribers within reach of a given notification and emergency situation. The app is geo-aware, and will ask you to use your “current location,” so no matter where you are when an alert is issued, you will receive a push notification along with a voice file of the alert up to 24-hours after the alert has been issued. This is a free app. Simply search “code red” to find the app through your current smart phone provider.

The Mono County Sheriff’s Office encourages everyone to sign-up for the CodeRed Emergency Alert System to stay informed in case of an emergency.

Written and prepared by Jennifer M. Hansen, Public Information Officer

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Wayne Deja
Wayne Deja
7 years ago

But……What if you don’t have a cell-phone….or a “mobile App”,whatever that is…or a “smart-phone” ?…and on top of that, my land-line phone has an answering machine (circa 1979) that I rarely answer unless I know who’s calling…..and even then,rarely pick up and talk if I do know who’s calling.I guess… Read more »