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In preparation for the upcoming monsoon season the Sedona Fire District and Coconino County will test the emergency siren system at approximately 2 p.m. Thursday, June 26.Sedona Fire District Siren

This system is designed to notify Oak Creek Canyon and Uptown residents of severe emergencies that require evacuation. This test serves two purposes:  SFD is assured that the system is working well and will be available when needed; and  residents, businesses and visitors become aware of what to expect in an actual emergency.

If an evacuation process is necessary and the siren system is implemented, residents are to remain calm and tune their radio to KAFF 930 AM or 92.9 FM for specific directions.

The city of Sedona, Coconino and Yavapai Counties have emergency notification systems. Formerly known as Reverse 911, the system for both Coconino and Yavapai Counties is called CodeRED. CodeRED is an emergency notification system that serves each county, including the cities located within their respective counties.

Coconino and Yavapai County officials can remotely send recorded emergency information to a large majority of residents. Public safety officials may use this system to notify residents in the event of wildland fires, neighbor­hood evacuations, closures of major highways due to traffic collisions, natural disasters, law enforcement emergencies and any other occurrence that may affect the safety of our community.

CodeRED provides another tool to help residents and business owners stay informed during emergencies. It is important to register all phone numbers directly to allow contact in an emergency.

All area residents may register their phone numbers by accessing CodeRED for Coconino County at

For Yavapai County, residents may access CodeRED at Go to "Emergency Notification System” on the right side of the page.

For the city of Sedona you may access their system at Go to "Sign Up for Emergency Alerts" on the center of the page.

Preparedness for any type of emergency or disaster starts with you. Follow these four basic steps to be prepared.

  • Have a Plan. Develop a family emergency evacuation plan together. Plan escape routes.
  • Have an emergency kit for evacuations and a stay kit for sheltering in place.
  • Stay informed through Emergency Notification Alerts.
  • Volunteer in your community and be part of the response team.

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