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Regional Notification System
Washoe County has partnered with the Cities of Reno and Sparks to institute a telephone notification system for use in times of crisis. The system is known as "Code Red."
When a crisis occurs, local public safety officials have three methods to alert the public:
- Media press releases written by local government public information officers (PIO) and delivered to local radio, television, newspapers, and government webmasters.
- The Emergency Alert System (EAS). This system is described in detail on this website. Messages are rebroadcast on radio and television.
- The Code Red Notification System. This system uses a series of remote computers and telephone lines to relay a recorded message.
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Earthquake and Weather Alert Systems
The Nevada Broadcast of Earthquakes (NBE) is an experimental earthquake warning and response system. NBE is a project of the Nevada Seismological Laboratory at the University of Nevada, Reno. The system is designed to list measurable earthquakes, with an attached map detailing the location of the earthquake. This listing shows all earthquakes throughout Nevada.
Citizens can log onto the Nevada Seismological Laboratory, Nevada Broadcast of Earthquakes or call 775.784.4975 to learn more about seismic activity in their region.
Citizens can register for severe weather alerts through the National Weather Service. These alerts are designed to help citizens prepare for major storms that are forecasted to affect our region. The Emergency Email and Wireless Network provides breaking weather forecast news directly to email accounts, with links to the relevant radar maps. Log onto The Emergency & Wireless Network to register.
AlertID Sign Up
The Washoe County Sheriff's Office is in partnership with AlertID.
AlertID is a FREE online web service to protect your family and your neighborhood.
AlertID uses the newest online technology to create instant, two-way communications between citizens and federal, state, and local authorities to provide immediate information on crime, terrorism or natural disasters that can threaten the safety of your family and community.
Using the unique AlertID system, you are constantly connected to neighbors, local police and fire departments, as well as federal and state agencies to exchange critical information that can help keep your family and community safe, whether the threat is national, local, or personal such as a missing child or family pet.