Little Compton
Emergency Notification System

About CodeRED

The Town of Little Compton has contracted with Emergency Communications Network, to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system.

The town’s Public Safety Officials and the Wilbur-McMahon School will use this system to contact Little Compton residents in the event of an actual or impending emergency. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water advisories, and missing child reports.

The CodeRED emergency notification system is a high-speed mass notification service that allows the Little Compton Public Safety Officials and the Wilbur-McMahon School to deliver customized messages directly to Little Compton homes, businesses, residents and parents. The CodeRED system also sends out high-speed emails and text messages to those who have enrolled additional contact information.

The CodeRED system allows the Little Compton Public Safety Officials and the Wilbur-McMahon School to send notifications to specific geographic areas, so only those residents in the affected area of the alert will receive the notification. The system allows Little Compton officials to send notifications to predefined geographic areas such as north, south, east, west or coastal areas of town.
Please click here to signup to receive CodeRED Emergency Notifications

Those without internet access may call Town Hall (401-635-4400), Monday through Friday, (8AM-4PM) to supply their information over the phone.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What is CodeRED and why is it important to me?

CodeRED is an emergency notification service that allows emergency officials to notify residents and businesses by telephone, cell phone, text message, email and social media regarding time-sensitive general and emergency notifications. Only authorized officials have access to the CodeRED system.

When will Little Compton use the CodeRED Emergency Notification System?

Any message regarding the safety, property or welfare of the community will be disseminated using the Little Comton CodeRED Emergency Notification system. These may include AMBER alerts, storm alerts, boil water advisories or evacuation notices.

Does the Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification system replace other systems that have been used to provide time-sensitive information to residents?

This system is an enhancement to existing means of communication and is meant to supplement current systems used for mass notification.

Does the Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification system already have my telephone number, or do I need to sign up to receive Little Compton CodeRED Emergency notifications?

The CodeRed database contains information received from public databases, including regional phonebooks. However, no resident should assume that their information is in the system. Please click here to go to the CodeRED Community Notification Enrollment page where you can register online to receive Little Compton Emergency Notifications. If you cannot register online, please call Little Compton Town Hall at 401-635-4400 Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM to complete your registration over the telephone.

I have a business located in Little Compton. Can I arrange to have the Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification System contact my business?

Yes, please complete the Little Compton CodeRed Emergency Notification registration form and be sure to select the “This address is business” option. Please note that emergency calls can only be delivered to a direct dial number. Automated attendants will disrupt the process and the calls will not be delivered. Businesses should register their main number and establish a procedure for distributing the Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification message to their workforce.

What if I want to register additional numbers for my address?

After you submit the initial registration form, you may start the registration process again and submit more numbers for the same address.

Is my personal information protected?

CodeRED is a service of Emergency Communications Network which takes security and privacy concerns very seriously. They will not sell, trade, lease or loan any data citizen supplied data to third parties.

How will I recognize a Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification message?

We recommend that you add the above numbers to your cell phone as a “new contact” and use “CodeRED Emergency”, “CodeRED General” and “CodeRED Weather” for each of the corresponding numbers above. If you need to replay the emergency notification message again, simply dial the number and you will be able to hear the message again.

What should I do if I receive a Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification message?

Listen carefully to the entire message. You will have the option to repeat the message by pressing any key. Do not call 911 for further information unless directed to do so or if you need immediate aid from the Police or Fire department.

I have a cordless phone, and it does not work when the power goes out. How will the system be able to contact me?

Make sure you have at least one working corded telephone – and be sure to turn the ringer on. The Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification signup form allows you to indicate both a primary and alternate phone number. Cell phone and/or work phone numbers can be entered as alternate phone numbers. Both primary and alternate phone numbers will be contacted when a notification is sent.

Will the Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification system leave a message on an answering machine?

Yes, the Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification system will leave a message on a machine or on voicemail. The system will leave the entire message in one pass.

What happens if my phone line is busy?

If your phone is busy, the Little Compton CodeRED Emergency Notification System will try two more times to connect.

What circumstances might prevent a message from being delivered to me?

Little Compton will receive a report of undelivered calls and can instruct the CodeRED system to begin another round of calls to busy numbers. It is best to have an alternate phone number in the calling database for these situations.

Please click on the image below to view the video, CodeRED Emergency Notification System: How does it work?

Please click here to signup to receive CodeRED Emergency Notifications

Questions should be directed to the Little Compton Police Department,
401-635-2311 or email

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