Cumberland County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc for its "CodeRED" high speed telephone emergency notification service. In the event of a natural disaster or man-made emergency, the CodeRED system gives the City and County the ability to deliver pre-recorded emergency telephone notifications/information messages to targeted areas or the entire region at a rate of up to 60,000 calls per hour.


CodeRED allows us to notify you via hardwired phone, cell phone, text message, or email in the event of an emergency. CodeRED has provided the County with a database of residential and business phone numbers derived from public sources such as phone books, however no resident should assume their information is in the system. To ensure you will receive notifications in case of emergency, please take a few moments to sign up.

Examples of CodeRED Messages

CodeRED may be used for emergency situations and to keep you informed of important notifications. These are just a few examples of why we may use CodeRED.

  • Criminal Activity
  • Evacuations
  • Fires
  • Missing Persons
  • Road Closures
  • Severe Weather

How Sign Up for CodeRED

Did you know that it's free to sign up for CodeRED? The secure sign up page will allow you to enter your home and/or business address to ensure it will be included when a message is sent.

Follow these simple steps to register for CodeRED:

  1. Visit the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment page.
  2. Enter all required fields.
  3. You may select how you would like to receive alerts: phone call, text and/or email. 
    1. TTY users select the TTY box to receive text alert messages.

You may also download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app to your smartphone for free from iTunes or Google.