Emergency Preparedness

This site provides useful links to information dealing with disasters and non-fire emergencies. The effort spent preparing for events such as tornadoes, severe storms, excessive heat and other hazards often determines how well one is able to withstand such an incident. One thing is for sure, the time to prepare is before the event - not during the event. We hope you find these links helpful.


Did You Know?

Over 70% of calls made to 9-1-1 come from mobile phones.

When you dial 9-1-1 from a mobile phone, the 9-1-1 call takers have very little information to help you – only your phone number and a very general sense of your location.

This does not bode well in an emergency when seconds count, particularly if you or your loved ones have medical conditions, or if there is a fire.

The Solution is Smart911

People and Household Info

With Smart911, you can add key information about members of your household that would help anyone you care for in the event of an emergency, whether the call is from the home or any mobile phone.


Names, physical descriptions, and photos will help responders act quickly if a child goes missing, or help identify individuals in an emergency.


Did you know that mobile phones don't provide an address for the caller? By adding all phones for your household, 9-1-1 will have a better idea where you are when you need help.


Keep all members of your household safe by including pets, livestock, or service animals that responders need to be aware of.


The CodeRED Emergency Notification System is a high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows the dispatcher to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that necessitates immediate action.

The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour. It delivers a recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number.

Enter your contact information to sign up for notifications at CodeRED's website.