Police The Georgia State Patrol provides police protection. For emergencies, dial 911.
Fire and EMT Jekyll Island has its own fire department. For emergencies, dial 911. The trained staff of Jekyll Island’s Fire Department is on call 24 hours a day for fire and medical emergencies. The department is equipped with three pumper trucks capable of delivering 1250 gallons per minute at 150 psi, a rescue/mini pumper capable of foam application and an Ambulance. Residents and businesses support the department by paying “fire fees,” which are based on the assessed value of the property. Reverse 911 (Hurricanes and other emergencies.) The last hurricane to directly hit Jekyll was in 1898, but several devastated the island in the 1800s. For information on evacuation routes, call the Georgia State Patrol 911. A reverse 911 system is now in effect on Jekyll. If there is information about a pending hurricane that needs to be dispersed, every telephone on the island will be called with the information. Hurricanes rarely hit Jekyll Island, but if and when one does, we need to be ready.
[How the Reverse 911 system works.} The Emergency Management System of Glynn County has instituted a Code RED Emergency Notification System. This is an ultra high-speed telephone communication service for emergency notifications. “Code RED” is capable of telephoning all or targeted areas of Glynn County in case of an emergency situation that requires immediate action such as a boil-water notice, missing child or evacuation notices. This system operates in a reverse 911 fashion and is capable of dialing over 50,000 phone numbers per hour. A pre-recorded message is delivered to the occupant of the home or an answering machine. “Code RED” will make three attempts to connect any phone number.
THIS SYSTEM WILL ONLY BE USED FOR EMERGENCY PURPOSES
Examples of times when “Code RED” could be utilized: Drinking Water Contamination, Utility Outage, Hurricane/Evacuation Notice & Route, Missing Person, Fires or Floods, Bomb Threat, Hostage Situation, Chemical Spill or Gas Leak. The system could also be utilized for other emergency incidents where rapid and accurate notification is essential for life safety.
To register your cell phone or pager number CLICK HERE to go to the county's web site. Remember that a Glynn County or Jekyll Island address is required for the “Code RED’ system to recognize your location within its coverage area.
If you have problems with this site please visit the Glynn County Emergency Management website where you will find the “Code RED” link on the lower left portion of the page. Click the “Code RED” link and follow the directions for registering your cell or pager numbers. Please remember that the phone number you register needs to be assigned to an address that is within Glynn County/Jekyll Island.
Your home telephone number is automatically entered in the “Code RED” system if it isn’t unlisted. If you have an unlisted home telephone number and want to receive emergency management notifications please log on the above site and register your unlisted home telephone number.
If you have any questions or concerns please don't hesitate to contact Jason Richardson, Director of Public Safty for Jekyll Island at: (912)635-4035 or Jay Wiggins, Emergency Management Director for Glynn County at: (912)554-7826.