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It is critical that King County be able to reach employees during an emergency with timely information about infrastructure disruptions, facility closures, changes in your department's business operations, and other critical impacts.

That's why King County has launched KCInform, a new alert and notification system for communicating with employees in emergencies. To ensure you don't miss critical, time-sensitive messages, please enter your contact information in KCInform so that you can be contacted in an emergency.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

KCInform is an emergency alert and notification system that will be used to communicate important information to County employees before, during, and after an emergency. King County has contracted with a firm called CodeRED for the platform which KCInform will utilize for emergency communications.

CodeRED is the firm we have contracted with for the platform which KCInform will utilize for emergency communications.

Your King County desk phone number and @kingcounty.gov email address will automatically be added to KCInform, but you are asked to add your phone and/or email information and County-issued cell phone numbers if applicable.

Please contact kcinform@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-3830 (between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday) to request that a unique registration link be sent to a personal email account.

KCinform is the name and branding of the tool that King County has purchased through vendor CodeRED to manage emergency notifications. CodeRED is a high-speed Web-based emergency and mass notification system that has been in use since 1998 and is used by more than 3,000 state and local government entities across the United States and Canada. 

It is critical that King County is able to reach you in an emergency with timely information about infrastructure disruptions, facility closures, changes in your department's business operations, and other critical impacts. By registering your personal phone and/or email information in KCInform, we’ll be able to reach you with important information, wherever you are.

Please contact kcinform@kingcounty.gov or 206-296-3830 (between 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday) to request your unique registration link. You will then receive an email from noreply@codered.com inviting you to register your contact information. This invitation will contain an unique link for your individual account.

Yes, personal contact information in PeopleSoft will not be migrated over to CodeRED/KCInform.

The data you provide is secure and protected from public disclosure requests per state law.

KCInform will only be used to communicate important information to you before, during, and after an emergency. This information will include infrastructure disruptions, facility closures, changes in your department's business operations, and other critical impacts.

No, providing your personal contact details is completely voluntary, but it will help you receive critical information that you may need to make decisions before, during, and after an emergency.