Emergency Preparedness

All residents and businesses in Frederick should be prepared for large scale emergencies or disasters such as tornadoes, aircraft crashes, explosions, hazardous materials 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 condensing some of the information into one easy handout.

Emergency Event Notifications

Weld County and the Carbon Valley emergency response agencies have teamed up to provide Emergency Notification for emergency 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, and 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 within the direct path of severe weather projected by the National Weather Service. The CodeRed system will also offer new features to subscribers including free weather notifications via text or email. New in 2016, the Town of Frederick is now also using CodeRed to let the community know about important items that are not considered emergencies, such as 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 early severe weather warning. These devices gave very little warning of approaching severe weather, and could only be heard within a very small outdoor area. Sirens are not capable of providing specific information on weather conditions and necessary preparations, and they are not designed to be heard indoors or in your vehicle.

Early Weather Warning Systems


Today there are several safer and more effective early warning systems that provide you with up-to-date, accurate information. This includes:
  • Local media broadcasts: radio, television, and internet
  • National Weather Service Alerts via a Weather Alert Radio
  • Cell phone and pager notifications