CODE RED Emergency Alerts

The CODE RED Emergency Notification System (ENS) is a system that allows Delta County to immediately notify citizens within a designated area of a current or potential life threatening information via their land line telephones and cellular telephones.  Should the ENS be activated, a recorded voice message will be "launched" by the Delta County Sheriff's Office or the Delta County Office of Emergency Management.  This message will deliver precise information to the homes and businesses within the designated or threatened area.  

Cell phone number must be registered in order to receive alerts.  Select the 'Get it now' button below to register your cell phone. See the CodeRED FAQ's for more information. 

The system is also capable of delivering messages via TTY (text telephone) for the hearing impaired.  If the system dials a residence and gets a voice, it gives a spoken message. If it detects a TTY, it delivers a TTY message.

With any automated system there are limitations.  One limitation of the ENS system is that if the phone line has any type of blocking device or prompt that requires the caller to press a key in order to complete the call, the device will prevent delivery of the message to that location.  A second limitation concerns the newness of the area in which the event is occurring.  The system may not have all phone numbers for a newly developed area, which will cause some residences or businesses to be left out of the delivery of the message.  Even with these limitations, this system has proven to be a valuable tool for Delta County.  

If you want to replay the message, simply call the number back and the last message given will be replayed. 

Register your cell phone--click on Emergency Notification button below to register.
Mobile users can also download the CodeRed mobile app.

Emergency Alert System

The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a portion of the Integrated Public Alert Warning System (IPAWS) that transmits national, state and local warning messages, such as emergency information, Amber Alerts, and evacuation directions that can be used to notify you, your family and friends about emergency situations.  In many cases, the EAS can and does save lives.

The system is designed to automatically break into regular programming to provide guidance to your specific viewing or listening area.  The EAS uses a digital system that broadcast stations, cable systems, participating satellite companies and other services use to send and receive emergency information.  This provides the public with timely emergency life-saving messages.

Amber Alerts

As noted in the previous section, Amber Alerts are issued under the Emergency Alert System.  Once State law enforcement has determined that a child has been abducted and the abduction meets Amber Alert criteria, State law enforcement activates the EAS system to broadcast the message.  Amber Alerts interrupt regular programming and are broadcast on radio and television and DOT highway signs. Amber Alerts can also be re-disseminated through lottery, digital billboards, Internet Ad exchanges, Internet Service Providers, Internet search engines, as well as wireless devices such as mobile phones.  Amber Alerts are usually issued statewide, but they can also be extended across state boundaries.  For more information about the Amber Alert system, visit the Amber Alert website.