Phone Alerting System

Los Alamos County offers an emergency notification system that allows us to alert you to an emergency in your area. You are encouraged to sign up your family members - it's the fastest way for us to let you know of an emergency and any important messages that may impact you - you can get alerts via land line, cell phone or e-mail.

What do I need to do to sign up with CodeRED?

If you wish to keep only your land line as the primary method of communication in an emergency, you do not need to take any extra steps- CodeRED maintains a current list (furnished through Qwest) of all land line numbers. This includes residences and businesses in Los Alamos and White Rock.

If you desire to furnish the County with additional contact information, visit CodeRED to register. You can sign up cell phones, e-mail addresses and cell phone text messages. You will need to furnish a valid street address for your residence or business – no post office boxes! In an emergency, our computerized system will automatically notify each device. You will know you have received a CodeRED alert when the number 866-419-5000 (Emergency Notification) or 855-969-4636 (General Notification) appears on your caller ID. If you missed any message details, you can dial the toll- free number back, as many times as needed.


My phone numbers are unlisted. Is this new system secure?

All information you provide us is kept strictly confidential.

What if I change my e-mail address or phone numbers?

The system allows you to log in and set a unique profile with a User Name and Password. You can manage your information on-line, including phone number or e-mail address changes, as often as you wish.

What if I move away and don't want to receive messages anymore?

You can opt out of the system at any time by sending an email to [email protected] with the text "OPT-OUT" in the subject line. Please also supply your name and address in the email. You will then stop receiving future community notification.

Contact Information

Emergency Services Commander
Beverley Simpson
[email protected]