Is CodeRED appropriate for all emergency notifications?
No. CodeRED is only one of many tools and has limitations. It does take some time to set up a CodeRED notification and make the calls. Threats in progress, such as a tornado that was just spotted, would not give emergency managers enough time to make a CodeRED notification. Emergencies that occur in a very brief time frame are not good candidates for a CodeRED type of notification. Other options may be more appropriate.
- CodeRed Notification
- Listen Carefully
- Follow Instructions
- Don’t hang up until you hear the whole message
- Do not call 911 unless instructed

Any questions about CodeRED and its operation can be directed to our detective division at 708-671-3770.

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1. What is an Emergency Notification System?
2. What should I do if I receive a CodeRED message?
3. What does a CodeRED message sound like?
4. How does CodeRED work?
5. How does CodeRED determine what phone numbers to dial?
6. Why you may not receive a message?
7. What are some of the uses for CodeRed?
8. Can CodeRed be used for non-emergency or urgent messages?
9. Who pays for CodeRed?
10. Is CodeRED the only means of notification?
11. Is CodeRED appropriate for all emergency notifications?
12. Is CodeRED appropriate for all emergency notifications?