Emergency Management

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan


The City of Dubuque and Dubuque County have instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System. This system allows local officials to notify all or targeted areas of the city or county in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. 

CodeRED’s technology will deliver the alert message via telephone, cell phone, text message, email, social media or the CodeRED mobile app.

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 Enroll now or update your information in the system.

Residents with unlisted phone numbers, anyone who has changed his or her phone number or address within the last year and anyone who uses a cellular phone as their primary phone number should register their number with the service to ensure their number is in the database. Additionally, residents can add an alternate number, such as a cellular phone, to their record if they wish. Providing an alternate phone number will cause both the primary and alternate phone numbers to be contacted in the event a call goes out for the address specified.

This system will only be used for emergency purposes.

Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized:

  • Bomb threat
  • Chemical spill or gas leak
  • Drinking water contamination
  • Evacuation notice and route
  • Fires or Floods
  • Hostage situation
  • Missing persons (endangered or special circumstances)
  • Utility outage
  • and other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.

CodeRED Mobile App

Have an iPhone or Android smartphone? CodeRED also offers a free Mobile Alert app.