The Augusta County Emergency Communications Center is able to utilize an Emergency Notification System to enhance communications in the community and keep local citizens informed in the event of an emergency or disaster.
Augusta County public safety officials encourage you to actively participate in emergency preparedness by remaining informed. Safety is a two-way street, so be sure to register today to receive the information you need, when it matters.
CodeRED is the FREE community notification system available to Augusta County residents that will send you alerts concerning time-sensitive and/or emergency information that may impact your area via phone calls, text messages and emails.
A telecommunicator can record a message regarding a situation and send the message out accordingly within a certain geographical area(s). The system will dial the telephone numbers of the selected locations and send a pre-recorded message. When a person answers the phone, they will hear a pre-recorded message involving the emergency or situation. The message may contain special instructions to be followed by citizens in the area, so it is important to listen before hanging up. Some examples of emergencies or disasters during which the system may be used are flooding, events involving hazardous materials, missing children, and law enforcement events such as robberies or hostage situations.
The telephone numbers used the in the system’s database are maintained by Verizon Wireline Telephone Company. If you utilize a cellular phone as your home telephone number or main contact number, your telephone number will not be in the database utilized by the Emergency Notification system. If you would like to receive the pre-recorded messages on your cellular phone when emergencies occur in your residential or business area, please go to here and fill out all required information.