Emergency Preparedness

All residents and businesses in Frederick should be prepared for large scale emergencies. This includes disasters such as tornadoes, aircraft crashes, explosions, hazardous chemical accidents, and other incidents.

Ready Colorado

Ready Colorado is a great resource for information on how to prepare for an emergency. The town has also created a brochure with the information in one easy handout.

Emergency Event Notifications

Weld County and Carbon Valley emergency response agencies have teamed up to provide Emergency Notification for emergency events. These are events that may affect you and your family such as police activity in your neighborhood.

CodeRED Emergency Notifications: Opt-in Required


Weld County has contracted with CodeRed for a high-speed emergency notification system to alert county residents of emergencies. Signing up for CodeRed is free and easy. You can have emergency notifications sent via phone call, text message or email. Registered residents and businesses will receive notifications if their registered address is in the direct path of severe weather. Severe weather is projected by the National Weather Service. The Town of Frederick is now using CodeRed to let the community know about important items that are not considered emergencies. This could include things like road closures (scheduled and unscheduled), water main breaks, and event cancellations. Be sure to sign up to keep informed!

Outdoor Sirens - A Thing of the Past


In the past, the public relied heavily on outdoor sirens for severe weather warning. These devices gave very little warning of approaching severe weather. They could only be heard within a very small outdoor area, which brought people out of safety to hear them. Sirens are not capable of providing specific information on weather conditions and what you should do to prepare. They are not designed to be heard indoors or in your vehicle and are no longer in use in Frederick. We'd like residents to sign up for CodeRED as it is a much more effective way to get the most up to date information.