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Gilpin County Emergency Notification System

Gilpin County Residential Emergency Notification System:  CLICK HERE to fill out the online registration form.

TIPS on registering for the Gilpin ENS: 
-You may change your personal information using the link above by creating a free account with the CodeRed system.

-While the system only allows for two (2) phone numbers listed in the contact section, you may sign up additional contact numbers by going out and enrolling a different name using the SAME address with the additional phone numbers.

Click here for an Emergency Evacuation Assistance Request Form & Guidelines

Attention IPhone and Droid Users! Click here for information about the NEW the CodeRed Moblie Alert.  This application allows IPhone/Droid users to receive alert notifications in the area in which they are traveling.

Gilpin County has upgraded the emergency notification system for our residents.  The system, CodeRED, is a high-speed telephone emergency notification service allowing county officials the ability to deliver pre-recorded information to either targeted areas or the entire county.  The system would be implemented in situations such as a land wildfire, in which residents in the immediate area and surrounding areas would need to be notified to take appropriate steps to safeguard life and property. 

CodeRed has the capability of making up to 60,000 phone calls an hour and will attempt to deliver the message to each residence up to 3 times in order to maximize the number of delivered messages.  It can deliver the pre-recorded message to a live person or an answering machine.  The message will consist of six key elements:

1. Statement that it is a CodeRED Emergency message from Gilpin County Sheriff’s Office
2. Time and date of the call
3. Scope of the emergency
4. Area(s) affected by emergency
5. Action that needs to be taken
6. Directions for obtaining more information

While there is a database that will be accessed to initiate an emergency notification call in Gilpin County, you are being encouraged to go online and register your own personal information.  By doing so you will be ensuring that the data pertaining to you and your home is as accurate as possible.  You know where you live, don’t let the safety of you and your home depend on data purchased from a third party.  Assure your information is accurate by going online and registering.  You will be asked for your name, address, primary phone number, which should be your home number, and a secondary phone number.  This secondary number could be your cell, VoIP, work or any other telephone number you would like to be called on if a emergency notification call is initiated in the area where your home is located.  Sorry, pager numbers will NOT receive the calls so please don’t use those as a secondary number.  Businesses should also register.  Because there are laws about calling more than one number of a business, register and assure the number you want called if an emergency is happening that could affect your business is the one that is called. 

MISSING LATITUDE OR LONGITUDE ERROR:  If Code Red is unable to locate your address based on what you entered a window will come up informing you that it requires a latitude and longitude for your address.  There is a link under this message that will direct you to a map area where you can zoom in and find your street, or you can also click and hold down the left button and drag the screen any direction to get closer to where your street is located if it does not come up on the map immediately. Once you find your street, you can zoom in further and you will begin to see street names the closer in you get.  Pinpoint as best you can where your house is located.  Once you have a location for your house, double click on the point and the map software will add a star.  If the location is correct, you can then click on the SUBMIT button.  It will take you back to your information screen and you must click on the SUBMIT button towards the bottom of that screen so that the information will be forwarded to Code Red for addition to the main database.  You will then see a thank you screen and you are done!  NOTE:  The point does not have to be exact; just put it as close as possible to where you think your house is located. 
            Click here to fill out the online registration form.  If you do not have access to the internet, you may visit the Gilpin County Public Library’s computer terminals, or contact Vicki at 303-582-5214 for assistance.