Code Red is the local 911 Center’s emergency notification system. The system is designed so that the 911 Center can notify city residents and businesses of certain situations within the City. For example in the event the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning specifically for the City of Bristol, TN, the center will send out a Code Red notification via phone lines, emails and/or text messages to warn the community. Other examples would be an endangered missing person, a disaster situation, or other major events.
A citizen may go to the city website at www.bristoltn.org and click on the Code RED scroll located at the top of the home page, there one may either opt into the system to be notified, or one may choose to opt out. The City currently has only land line numbers in the system and as most are aware, there are lots of people that no longer have land line numbers. Citizens are strongly encouraged to add their additional information, including cell phone numbers, emails and/or text message information.
The Code RED system is not used for anything but situations in which the Bristol Tennessee Police Department feels there is an urgent need for citizen attention in regard to the community’s safety. For more information or assistance in setting up the Code Red system with your information, please contact Community Relations at 423-989-5500, Ext. 2052.