Community Emergency Notification Systems

Published: March 26th, 2013

Category: BEC News

Most people on campus are aware of and participate in the UF Alert system. If you have not done so recently, please take time to review and update your emergency contact information in MyUFL (MyUFL>My Account>Update Emergency Contact). Additional details on UF’s emergency notification system including FAQs and methods can be found on the UF Alert website.

For this month’s BEC email, details are provided on two community emergency notification services provided by Alachua County Emergency Management and the Gainesville Police Department. If interested, the tools listed below provide a way to receive notifications from our local governments.

Alachua County Emergency Management’s CodeRed

  • Registration:
  • Alert Types: choice of county/community emergency notifications, general notifications and severe weather warnings
  • Methods: voice call, text message and/or email
  • Notes: If providing a UF work location, enter the 911 street address and confirm location with CodeRed’s mapping feature. CodeRed allows each subscriber to enter up to two telephone numbers. The system provides the option of either creating an account which allows for future editing or simply submitting your contact information without creating an account.
  • Mobile App: Both an Android and IPhone app are available (

Gainesville Police Department’s TipSoft

These systems can be useful in your role as a BEC and for receiving information regarding your home if you live within the City of Gainesville and/or Alachua County. The weather warning feature of CodeRed is another direct method for receiving severe weather warnings, especially on your mobile device.


Kenneth Allen | Emergency Manager
University of Florida | Environmental Health & Safety

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