The City of Milwaukie has instituted the CodeRED Emergency Notification System - an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. This system allows us to telephone all or targeted areas of the City in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action. The system is capable of dialing 50,000 phone numbers per hour or about 1,000 numbers per minute. It then delivers our recorded message to a live person or an answering machine, making three attempts to connect to any number. (The number will show up as 9999119999 if you have caller ID screening.)
It is important that residents and businesses have their phone number and address registered in Milwaukie's CodeRED system, especially if using unlisted numbers, cell phones or VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol). Those who do not register their address and phone number may not be notified with CodeRED in the case of an emergency. Registration is confidential, free, and easy.
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Those residents and businesses without Internet access can call the Milwaukie Police Department at 503-786-7406 to register their emergency information by phone. For residential listings, please provide your full name, physical address (no Post Office box), primary phone number and a possible secondary phone number when registering. For business listings, please provide your business name, physical address (no Post Office box), primary phone number and a possible secondary phone number when registering.
THIS SYSTEM WILL ONLY BE USED FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES.
Examples of times when the CodeRED system could be utilized: