Lincoln County has instituted a new rapid emergency notification service called CodeRED®. This system uses a database of individual and business telephone numbers and addresses to contact residents in case of emergency. If you want to add your address and contact information for emergency notifications, please register with the code red database. The database is secure and confidential. Your personal information will only be used for emergency notifications.
The new system will distribute emergency messages via telephone to targeted areas or the entire county, depending on the scope of the emergency. CodeRED® employs a one-of-a-kind Internet mapping capability for geographic targeting of calls, coupled with a telephone calling system capable of delivering customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to homes and businesses, live individuals and answering machines.
By registering, you’ll be added to the emergency call list.
This service can be used in case of fires, chemical spills, evacuations, lock downs, downed power lines, lost individuals, natural disasters, abductions, water system problems, bomb threats, or other emergencies. Calls can be geographically targeted for localized messaging. If widespread, the entire county could be called. The system also reports who did not get a call so that they may be contacted by other means.
Lincoln County residents are welcome and encouraged to enter their contact information for home, business, and mobile phones so they may be contacted by the system in the event of an emergency. It is important for residents and businesses to register, especially if they use unlisted numbers or cell phones. Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy.