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CodeRED Emergency Notification SystemCodeRED

The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is a high-speed CodeRED Emergency Notification System is a telephone communication service that allows us to quickly notify citizens of emergency situations requiring immediate action.

All residential phone numbers in the BellSouth/AT&T system should be in the telephone database. All city of Decatur businesses should register, as well as individuals who haveCodeRED Weather Warning unlisted phone numbers, who have changed their phone number or address within the last year, and who use a cellular phone as their primary home phone.

The system can dial up to 50,000 phone numbers per hour and deliver a recorded message to individuals or their answering machines. It will be used for emergencies such as:

  • Drinking water contamination
  • Utility outage
  • Evacuation notice and route
  • Missing person
  • Fires or floods
  • Bomb threat
  • Hostage situation
  • Chemical spill or gas leak
  • Other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential
  • Severe weather

If you have any questions or need more information about Decatur's CodeRED system, please contact Captain Kris Boyett at 678-553-6619 or send an email to


Last updated: 4/17/2014 10:15:45 AM