Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Kittson County Emergency Management is the local government office responsible for developing and maintaining the comprehensive emergency management program intended to reduce vulnerability to hazards and enable the community to cope with significant emergencies and disasters.

Our comprehensive emergency management program includes partners whose collective efforts include the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and the recovery from threats to public safety and protection of property. Potential hazards include natural, man made, and/or nuclear incidents.

Stay Informed During an Emergency

Sign up for CodeRED Today!

​Kittson County uses the CodeRED messaging system to distribute emergency information and critical community alerts. Examples include: hazardous weather warnings, evacuation notices and missing child reports. Residents and businesses can sign up to receive emergency notifications via telephone, cell phone, text message and/or email.

Click here to register for CodeRed

​If you cannot register online, you can call the County's Emergency Management Office at 218-843-2113 and speak with someone who can register for you.


  • ​A CodeRED emergency message will have a caller ID of 866.419.5000. You can program this number into your cell phone as a contact. After you receive a message, you can dial this number to hear the message again. (CodeRED Automatic Severe Weather alerts will have a caller ID of 800.566.9780 for phone calls and a short code of 769993 for text notifications.)
  • ​The CodeRED system will leave the message on an answering machine. If the line is busy, it will try two more times to connect.
  • ​There are some circumstances that might prevent a message from being delivered:
    • Your contact information has changed and you have not registered your new information
    • ​You only have a cordless phone and your power is out.
    • Your line is busy for an extended period and your calls  do not forward to voicemail
    • You have a privacy manager on your main phone and you did not call and register an alternate number

Relevant Links + Documents

Summer Weather Kittson County Hazard Mitigation Plan Other Quick Links  
Emergency Management
Phone: 218-843-2113
Office Hours: 8:00-4:30

Scot Olson
Emergency Management Director

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