Emergency Preparedness Information

The City of Copperas Cove utilizes CodeRED Community Notification for emergency notifications. CodeRED works with most landline traditional telephones automatically. Citizens with cellular phones, Voice over IP phones such as Vonage, Magic Jack, Roadrunner and the like may register to receive telephone calls, text messages and emails from the CodeRED system.

Citizens may register for the CodeRED Community Notification network HERE. There is no cost for enrolling into this service and this is not a telemarketing service.
CodeRED Emergency Notification System Press Release

The information below is made available by the City of Copperas Cove Fire Department and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security

West Nile Virus Information
West Nile Virus Fact Sheet     Virus del Nilo Occidental Hoja de Datos

Zika Virus Information
Zika Virus Letter from the Texas Department of State Health Services
Zika Virus Information
Mosquito Bite Prevention
Mosquito Control Measures
Zika Virus Links

Are You Ready?
A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
Get practical information on how your family can prepare for any disaster.

Get a Kit
When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it’s best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth
Food and Water
Clean Air
First Aid Kit
Portable Kit
Supply Checklists
Special Needs Items

Make a Plan
You should plan in advance what you will do in an emergency. Be prepared to assess the situation, use common sense and whatever you have on hand to take care of yourself and your loved ones. Think about the places where your family spends time: school, work and other places you frequent. Ask about their emergency plans. Find out how they will communicate with families during an
emergency. If they do not have an emergency plan, consider helping develop one.

Make a Family Plan
Family Communication Plan
Deciding To Stay or Go
Shelter in Place
At Work or School
In a Moving vehicle  |  Visual Guide
In a High Rise Building  |  Visual Guide

Preparedness Guide for Homeowners
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently released a new resource for homeowners entitled the “Emergency Preparedness Guide.” The document gives homeowners practical measures to prepare themselves, their families, and their homes for any possible emergencies.

Based on the recommendations of DHS and the Homeownership Alliance, the guide outlines the simple steps homeowners should take to ensure their emergency preparedness.
The guide can be downloaded here.

Be Informed
Disaster preparedness is no longer the sole concern of earthquake prone Californians and those who live in the part of the country known as “Tornado Alley.” For Americans, preparedness must now account for man-made disasters as well as natural ones. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared and may make all the difference when seconds count.

Biological Threats  |  Visual Guide
Chemical Threats   |  Visual Guide
Hazardous Materials Information
Explosions   |  Visual Guide
Nuclear Blast   |  Visual Guide
Radiation   |  Visual Guide
Natural Disasters
Extreme Heat
Winter Storms and Cold
More Information

Links With More Information
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Red Cross
Texas Homeland Security
Governor’s Division of Emergency Management
National Safety Council Emergency Preparedness Information


Gary Young
Gary YoungFire Chief
Fire Department
Central Fire Station
415 S. Main St.
Copperas Cove, TX. 76522
Ph: (254)547-2514