Oberlin uses CodeRED to send EMERGENCY notifications by phone, email, text and social media to keep citizens informed of emergencies such as an evacuation notices, utility outages, water main breaks, fire or floods, chemical spills, or other emergency situations.
This system allows us to telephone, email and text all, or targeted areas in the event of an emergency situation such as a missing child or evacuation notice. Although its primary purpose is communication in emergency situations, CodeRED may also be used to notify residents regarding non-emergency situations which may significantly impact daily routine (such as a large event that will require the closing of major streets to heavily trafficked areas).
Registering for CodeRED is quick and easy! CLICK HERE.
After you sign up, make sure to add the following numbers to your caller ID:
• 866-419-5000 – EMERGENCY CALLS
• 855-969-4636 – GENERAL CALLS
Things to Know About CodeRED
• CodeRED delivers notifications by phone calls to landlines and cell phones, emails, texts, social media, and/or mobile alerts.
• CodeRED is compatible with TDD/TTY devices for those with hearing impairments
• Individuals and businesses may add as many phone numbers, emails and texts numbers as you’d like.
• There is no charge to register for or use CodeRED and your personal information will be kept confidential.
CodeRED Mobile Alert App
Residents and visitors alike can receive enhanced public safety alerts no matter where you are located via the CodeRED Mobile Alert app – a free public safety app for both Android and iPhone users. The CodeRED Mobile Alert app delivers community and emergency alerts to individuals targeted within an impacted geographical area so that you may also receive timely notifications when you’re on the road, away from home.
If you are currently a CodeRED subscriber that has already registered your mobile phone to receive notifications from Oberlin, you will continue to receive calls. However, if you download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app, you will also be able to receive alerts via your smartphone anywhere in the country, including Hawaii, Puerto Rico, and Alaska.
To download the free CodeRED Mobile Alert app, visit the Google Play or iTunes store.