After a regional bidding process, Kenton County has joined Boone County in the implementation of the CodeRED system, a high-speed emergency notification service provided by Emergency Communications Network.
Kenton County has been provided an initial database of residential and business telephone numbers, however, all residents are encouraged to enroll additional contact information including cell phone numbers, text and email addresses. 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.
How It WorksThe CodeRED system will provide County officials with a reliable, easy-to-use interface to quickly disseminate critical information to our citizens during emergencies. The County anticipates using the system to notify residents in specific geographic locations of emergencies such as:
- amber alerts
- shelter in place
- boil water advisories
The CodeRED system will be 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.
The App can be downloaded for free from the iOS App Store as well as the Google Play store.