CODERED Emergency Alert

Posted on September 20, 2018


Kenton County has implemented a CodeRED system, which is a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Emergency Communications Network.

In an effort to get the system operational as quickly as possible there has been an initial database created of residential and business telephone numbers, however, all residents are encouraged to visit the following site to enroll and provide additional contact information - including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses.

Click HERE to Enroll

If you live in an area with reduced cellular/internet connectivity, please make sure to register your land line phone in addition to cellular devices. No one should automatically assume they are in the emergency contact database.

“The CodeRED system will provide County officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. We are very eager to use this technology to enhance our emergency preparedness plans,” said Judge/Executive Kris Knochelmann. The County anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of emergencies such as fires, floods, Amber Alerts and other critical announcements such as shelter information, boil water notices, shelter in place and evacuation information.

The CodeRED system is imperative to the County’s emergency planning and communications outreach to both citizens and County personnel by using the system capabilities to send telephone calls, text messages, emails and social media in an effort to effectively inform residents to protect life and property.

“We need all residents to take the time to update their information,” said Homeland Security & Emergency Management Director Steve Hensley. “The success of this system is dependent upon citizens entering their information. The more accurate contacts we have, the better we can notify County residents of emergencies.”

The App can be downloaded for free from the iPhone App store, as well as, the Android Google Play store.