Reverse 9-1-1

Reverse 9-1-1 (Code Red)

When a situation arises in Burr Ridge, Village staff will turn to the Internet and the CodeRED mapping tools to designate a call area based on addresses. With the push of a few buttons, a pre-recorded message describing the situation will be delivered to a live person or an answering machine in the affected area and can include instructions requiring action on the part of the recipient.

CodeRED is a geographical based system where street addresses are needed to select the telephone numbers that will receive emergency notification calls. The database has been supplied by the Emergency Communications Network but does not necessarily contain 100% of the information needed to call the targeted area.

CodeRED will be used for emergencies or disasters that might call for action like evacuation, sheltering in place, or boiling contaminated water. Once the situation is remedied, a call can be placed to the area signaling that the issue has been addressed and that normal activities can be resumed.

For more information about CodeRED, call the Burr Ridge Police Department’s Non-Emergency number at (630) 323-8181.