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What is CodeRED?

CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system.

When will CodeRED be used? Any message regarding the safety of our residents and community will be disseminated using CodeRED. We will send out alerts via phone, text, email and social media in a variety of situations including boil water notices, gas leaks, evacuation notices, police activity, fire emergencies, missing persons and more.

Is there a cost to register for CodeRED?

No, registering for CodeRED alerts are free.

How will I know when CodeRED is calling?

A CodeRED message will have the caller ID 1-866-419-5000. Please program these numbers into your cell phone as a "new contact" and use "CodeRED" as the contact name.

Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry

Enrolling in the Special Needs Emergency Registry lets police, fire, and other first responders in your community better prepare for and respond to your needs during a hurricane, storm, or other emergency. Many people may need extra help during a time of emergency, including people who: Use life support systems such as oxygen, respirator, ventilator, dialysis, pacemaker, or who have chronic conditions and require treatment (e.g., diabetics requiring insulin); Have mobility needs and use a wheelchair, scooter, walker, cane, or other mobility device; Are visually impaired, blind, hard of hearing, or Deaf; Have speech, cognitive, developmental or behavioral health disabilities; or Use assistive animals or a prosthesis.The information submitted to the Rhode Island Special Needs Emergency Registry is shared with local and state first responders and emergency management officials. Your information is held confidentially and only accessed to assist in your safety and well-being.

The Department of Health and Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency have worked with E-911 to notify first responders when they are responding to a household that may have someone enrolled in the Registry.

While enrolling in the special needs registry does not guarantee assistance, this notification allows first responders additional time to consider how to best respond to that incident. Please note that strict confidentiality is maintained at all times and only those who have a reason to access the information are authorized to do so.



Last Updated: Wed, 10/26/2022 - 4:00pm