Communication is key during a large incident—both between first responders on scene and also between government agencies and the public. There are several ways that government agencies, such as police and fire, share information with the public during an emergency. It’s important for residents and property owners to connect with these communication channels and notification systems to receive accurate and timely safety information. Additionally, there are ways residents can let their police and fire departments know vital information automatically, such as door codes and health information, while responding to an emergency.
CodeRED is an alert and warning system that services residents of North Metro Fire Rescue District. Similar to Reverse911, CodeRED can be used to notify residents of significant incidents impacting their geographic area, such as hazardous materials incidents requiring evacuations or sheltering in place, major weather warnings, a dangerous person in the area, a missing child, water contamination, to name a few. CodeRED provides notifications to residents through phone, text and email.
Learn more about CodeRED and how to register your phone number in the system.
Smart911 is a way for residents to fill out a safety profile online that provides first responders with important information during an emergency, such as medical information, occupants of a residence (including pets), key code for entry, etc. When a registrant calls 911, their Smart911 profile is pulled up automatically for the dispatcher to view and share with first responders. Users can register online and should keep their information updated. Currently, this service is available to Broomfield residents but not Northglenn residents.
Lock Box Program
Both Broomfield and Northglenn have Lock Box Programs to provide lock boxes to seniors or anyone who has a concern about fire/police gaining access to their house with a lock box. The lock box is similar to what real estate agents use and allows you to place a house key inside for first responders to access in case of an emergency. The lock combination and location is stored in the police department’s information system and shared with first responders when needed.
- Broomfield Non-Emergency Dispatch - (303) 438-6400
- Adams County Non-Emergency Dispatch - (303) 288-1535
- North Metro Fire - (303) 452-9910
- Broomfield Police - (303) 438-6400
- Northglenn Police - (303) 450-8892
Other Ways to Stay Informed
- Twitter (for breaking news and incidents) - @nmfirepio, @broomfieldpd, @northglennpdpio
- Facebook (road closures, post-event info, community relations, safety tips) - @northmetrofire, @broomfieldpd, @northglennpolice
- Instagram (photos and videos of day-to-day operations and community engagement) - @northmetrofire, @broomfield_co (city/county account), @northglennpolice
- NextDoor (specific neighborhood incidents, general info/events) - If you are a NextDoor user, you are automatically able to see your agency’s posts. However, agencies are unable to see citizen posts unless they post or send a message directly to the agency’s NextDoor page.
- FEMA mobile app
- Ready.gov for preparedness tips
- Local media
- Weather radio