In Arapahoe County, ArapAlert utilizes the CodeRed system to allow Public Safety Agencies to warn citizens/residents/visitors of danger and other important information. With ArapAlert, the agencies can call, text or email multiple individuals and businesses to warn of dangerous suspects, flood, fire, or chemical spills.
Please note that the City of Aurora is not part of this system. If you live or work in the City of Aurora and would like to sign up for their notification system, please visit City of Aurora Citizen Alert.
If you are not in Arapahoe County you can use Emergency Notification Systems to find information on the emergency notification system in your area of Colorado.
How it Works
An ArapAlert notification recording will let you know it's a message from your public safety agency. ArapAlert caller identification should display 'EMERGENCY COMM' and the phone number (866) 419-5000. Non-emergency messages will come from (855) 969-4636 and weather warnings will come from (800) 566-9780. All types of text messages will come from 76127. Please program all of these numbers into your contacts so you will know that you are receiving an ArapAlert notification.
ArapAlert also works with a telecommunications device for the hearing impaired (TDD/TTY).
If the line is busy, ArapAlert will keep calling back. ArapAlert will attempt to leave a message. If you don\'t get a message, or would like to hear it again, call (866) 419-5000 to receive the last message sent to your area.
ArapAlert also has an emergency notification app. Unlike the database, the ArapAlert app will give you notifications when you are in geographic proximity to a warning area. For instance, you might visit a friend or family member who is within the warning area. The app will detect your proximity and provide you the same warning given to those who live and work in that area. You can download the app from your app store.
ArapAlert reaches numbers from two databases. One is the 911 database, which contains all listed and unlisted landlines in Arapahoe County. If you have a landline, it is automatically included in this database.
The second database is made up of Comcast Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP*) numbers (if you have a bundled internet/phone/ television service you probably have a VoIP line), and email addresses owned by people who have opted-in to receive the calls.
If you do or do not have a traditional landline phone, and would like to receive a text, email or cell phone call in addition to the call on your landline or Comcast phone, consider registering for this free service. To register, visit the ArapAlert phone registry.
Through the ArapAlert cell registration, you can add additional numbers and locations to your profile. For example, if you work in Arapahoe County, you may want to add your work address to your profile so you receive notifications related to incidents in that area. Other examples may include:
- Your children\'s school
- Frequent places of recreation
- Family members\' place of work or school
ArapAlert utilizes the CodeRed Notification system. If you already have a CodeRed account in another city/county/Stat, simply sign into that account and add your Arapahoe County address and make sure your contact information is up to date.
Individuals and businesses can cancel the registration of phone numbers and email addresses to prevent emergency notifications. To opt-out of ArapAlert messages visit their website. You can also visit the registration page and modify your profile without completely opting-out of notifications.
The ArapAlert notification service (the "Service") is provided as a supplemental emergency communication method and should not be relied upon exclusively. The Arapahoe County 911 Authority does not make any warranties of any kind, either express or implied, with regards to the Service, including without limitation, warranties about the accuracy, completeness, or delivery of any information posted or transmitted by the Authority or any of the agencies through the ArapAlert System. There is no guarantee that a notification will reach any particular resident upon activation. By providing the Service, Arapahoe County 911 Authority does not assume a duty of care, nor do they waive any of the protections of the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act (¬ß 24-10-101, et seq., C.R.S.). Neither the Arapahoe County 911 Authority, nor any of their affiliates, agents, contractors, or respective employees, shall be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, reliance, punitive, or consequential damages or for lost profits or revenues or lost data or costs of cover relating to the Service, regardless of the legal theory under which liability is asserted.
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