Preparedness at Home

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Are you prepared?

Emergency preparedness should begin in the home of each citizen. In the event of an emergency, your survival may well be determined by the water you have stored, or the storm measures you have created with your family. Below are a number of resources that can help you and your family become more prepared. 


Burleigh County residents have the option of receiving severe weather warnings by phone through the CodeRED Weather Warning alert system option. The CodeRED Community Notification System contacts residents and businesses by telephone to inform of certain events that may impact the safety of persons or protection of property. This system can be personalized for your specific community, and utilizes a synthesized voice and an automatic dialing system to deliver the calls.

The option will call residents to warn them of tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, and flash floods. Residents may specify which types of storm warning alerts they would like to receive.

Residents who have signed up for CodeRED in the past do NOT need to re-sign up every year, unless there has been a phone number or address change. If you no longer wish to receive notifications, you are responsible for notifying CodeRED of this change.

CodeRED signup page.

CodeRED mobile app. 

If you wish to be removed from WEATHER notifications, please call 1-800-566-9780. 

The CodeRED Community Notification System is a best-effort notification and provides no guarantee that you will be notified during any system activation. The City of Bismarck and Burleigh County reserve the right to change, update or discontinue this service, without notice. The decision to initiate a notification rests with the City of Bismarck and Burleigh County.

By entering and submitting this information you are authorizing CenCom, on behalf of the City of Bismarck, City of Mandan and Burleigh County to contact you at this telephone number with information about emergencies and non-emergencies that may impact you or your property. You agree that the CodeRED Community Notification System is not a substitute or replacement for other avenues of notification and that you will not rely on it as such. You agree to waive any and all claims against the City of Bismarck, City of Mandan and Burleigh County and to hold the City of Bismarck, City of Mandan and Burleigh County, their officers, employees, and agents harmless for any and all personal injuries and/or damage to property that may occur as a result of your use of this service.

CodeRed's Emergency Communication Network Privacy Policy

Every Season to Prepare

An emergency preparedness guide entitled "Every Season to Prepare," has been developed for residents of Burleigh County. The booklet is funded by the Burleigh County Local Emergency Planning Committee and provides residents with emergency preparedness information, including information that is specific to the area such as the warning and notification systems.

Every Season to Prepare is a reminder that emergency preparedness is a process that requires year-round attention. 

Hard copies are available at various locations, including:

  • City/County Building
  • Bismarck Public Library
  • Bismarck Police Department
  • Bismarck-Burleigh Public Health
  • Burleigh County Sheriff's Department
  • Lincoln City Hall
  • Sterling Cenex Top's Truck Stop
  • Wilton City Hall
  • Wing Chat and Chew Cafe

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  1. Crystalynn Kuntz

    Emergency Preparedness Regional Coordinator

  2. Kalen Ost

    Emergency Preparedness Information Specialist

  3. Public Health

    Physical Address
    500 E. Front Ave.
    Bismarck, ND 58504


    Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 5503
    Bismarck, ND 58504

    Phone: 701-355-1540
    Fax: 701-221-6883