Suffolk County officials urging residents to sign up for Smart 911
By Assistant Chief Kevin O'Brien Jr.
December 27, 2020

Fire and EMS Electronic Bulletin Board

Suffolk County (NY) officials urge all residents to sign up for Smart 911. Through one sign up process, residents can share important information with 9-1-1 responders and also receive timely emergency and community alerts. Suffolk County Fire Rescue will no longer be using the Code Red system to send emergency announcements and will instead send them through Smart 911. Residents must register to receive Smart 911 alerts even if you had previously registered with Code Red. As of December 31,2020 Code red will no longer be operable for our residents. Your personal contact information will not transfer from Code Red to Smart 911.
Sign up for free on the County website,
or at
or download the Smart911 app.

Auto register by texting the keyword SuffolkAlerts or Suffolkespanol to 67283.

Suffolk Fire Rescue Chief Joel Vetter says "You can create a new profile or update your existing profile to receive timely and actionable emergency alerts via email, text or voice message. You can also identify when and how you are alerted and communicated with before, during, and after emergencies. If you don’t have access to a computer or you need assistance registering, you can sign up at your local library, a County Service provider such as the office for the aging, Office for people with disabilities, Department of Social Services or by calling the Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services During normal business hours."