Not sure if you’re signed up for emergency alerts?
County of Nevada Office of Emergency Services will issue a test of the Code RED emergency alert system on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 10:00 am.
If you haven’t registered for Code RED emergency alerts, now is a great time to sign up. It only take a few minutes to enroll in any of the following ways:
- Online at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/EmergencyAlerts
- Text ReadyNevadaCounty to 99411
- Call 211 or 1-833-DIAL211
Code Red alerts will come from 866-419-5000 or 855-969-4636 on your caller ID. Save these numbers to your phone’s contacts to make sure you don’t mistake an alert fro spam.
The Town of Truckee will conduct a simultaneous test of the Nixle emergency alerts system which serves Town of Truckee residents. Truckee residents are encouraged to register for Nixle emergency alerts, in addition to Code RED. Truckee Police Department and Truckee Fire Protection District provide the primary emergency notifications to Town of Residents via Nixle.
Town of Truckee residents and visitors can sign-up for Nixle messages by texting 888777 with the Truckee zip code of 96161 for pre-event messages and emergency notifications.
Both Code Red and Nixle are high-speed mass notification systems designed to notify Nevada County and Town of Truckee residents in the event of an emergency. Emergency alerts are one of many communication tools utilized by the local government in the event of an emergency, and testing these systems is an important part of emergency planning.
These tools are not a guaranteed source of information, and residents should be prepared and remain aware.
Learn more at ReadyNevadaCounty.org/EmergencyAlerts
Follow Office of Emergency services on Twitter @NevCoOES and Facebook @NevadaCountyOES for updates and tips on how to prepare.
Follow Truckee Fire Protection District on Twitter and Facebook @TruckeeFire.
Follow Truckee Police Department on Twitter and Facebook @TruckeePolice