Code Red


John Spezze, Sheriff
Joe McGuire, Undersheriff

641 West 3rd Street
PO Box 699
Salida, Colorado 81201

Emergency: 911

Non-Emergency: 719-539-2596
Communications Center Fax:
Records Fax: 719-539-1077

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CodeRED® is a new Chaffee County free service by which emergency services officials can notify Chaffee County residents by telephone about emergency situations or critical community alerts. The system is capable of sending messages only to people affected by a particular situation, or, in the case of a widespread emergency like a wildfire, to the county’s entire population.

Conditions that might trigger a Code RED® alert include severe weather, wildfire, water main breaks, alerts concerning a missing child or adult, community safety emergencies, hazardous material spills – in short, any and all emergencies and community alerts, where community safety could be affected.

The speed of the CodeRED® system (up to 60,000 calls per hour) is so great that the County is able to send a message to affected households almost as quickly as officials become aware of the situation.

To sign up, click here and it will take you to the CodeRED® Residential Data Collection Form you can fill out online. This is the quickest, easiest way to sign up because the information you supply will immediately update Chaffee County’s CodeRED® telephone number database.

This link will allow citizens to download the CodeRED Mobile Alert app.

If you do not have access to the Internet, you can fill out a paper form that is available at the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office.  This form is a duplicate of the online form.

If you have any further questions about CodeRED®, please call the Chaffee County Communications Center at  719-539-2596.

If you have moved from the County and wish to be taken off the Code Red database please call 1-800-556-9780