Emergency Information

What is an Emergency Notification System?

An Emergency Notification is a system which allows government entities to contact citizens in the event of an emergency in their area. The system has several different methods of contacting residents including residential land lines, business lines, cell phones, email and text messaging. 

Does Madison County have an Emergency Notification System?

Yes, Madison County has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, Inc of Ormond Beach, Florida for its "CodeRED" high speed telephone emergency notification services. The CodeRED system gives the emergency services the ability to deliver emergency telephone notification/information messages at a rate of 1,000 calls per minute - on average. 

How can I be Certain I can be Reached?

CodeRed updates the system several times a year using multiple national phone listing databases and current 911 center data. If your phone number is unlisted, you have recently moved, or if you only have a cellular phone, we may not have your information. Even if you have a listed home number, you should still register. Click the blue sign up button to the left to add your contact information to the CodeRED system.

Does this mean the county will be calling me constantly?

No, Madison County respects your privacy. CodeRED will only be used when situations arise that you should know about.

Is this service available only to Madison County residents?

Yes. You must live in, or operate a business in Madison County in order to receive emergency notifications through CodeRED. People living outside Madison County must contact their local Emergency Management Office to find out what emergency notification system they are using. 

In emergency situations where immediate notification to the public is necessary (i.e. evacuation, missing or endangered person or boil notices.) Calls can be limited to certain geographical areas.