The mission of Emergency Management is to support our community's disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation needs through the coordination of information and resources.
Sign Up for Emergency Notifications
Receive emergency notifications by recorded message, text message or email.
The CodeRED Wireless Emergency Notification System is used for general alerts regarding road closures, road conditions or severe weather and is primarily for commuters, visitors and residents. A text message will be sent to your mobile number and/or email outlining the nature of the emergency. Click the link above, or the CodeRED logo on this page.
Sign Up for “Notify Me” News Flashes from the Sheriff's Office and/or Alerts for emergency alerts, 4x4 pass status, county road updates and more.
Community Preparedness Plans
Community Plans: including the All Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plans
We encourage all of our citizens and visitors to San Miguel County to make personal preparedness a priority. Historically, rural and mountain culture prizes self-sufficiency as a core value, and when it comes to preparedness we encourage it. Work to assemble a preparedness kit for your home and vehicle. Include things like shelf stable food, water, flashlights, batteries and alternative power sources such as phone charging banks. You may also find it valuable to keep warm clothing, waterproof layers and an extra pair of comfortable shoes in your vehicle kit as well.
You will find links to preparedness resources on this page. We also encourage you to visit Ready.gov for more valuable emergency and disaster information and resources such as Personal Preparedness Kits, Pet Preparedness and Business Preparedness.
As in any populated area, power outages make occur from time to time. If you have an emergency preparedness plan and kit, you will be better prepared to deal with any outage that we may have. Check the preparedness resources links on this page for more info on how to prepare yourself. Also, provides information on what to do before, during and after a power outage.
Weather InformationSan Miguel County Emergency Management and the National Weather Service (NWS) coordinate closely to provide accurate weather info for our operations and for the public as well. The National Weather Service Grand Junction Office is a great resource for you to use before recreating or for everyday use, click the link to be informed!
The San Miguel County Resident Evacuation Plan (PDF) tells residents how to prepare for and carry out a wildfire evacuation.
San Miguel County is a member of the West Region Wildfire Council. Members represent private citizens, local, county, state and federal agencies with an interest in, and a commitment to address wildfire risk across the region. For information on mitigation and available grants visit their website.
Helpful Wildfire Resources
- Wildfire Today
- National Interagency Fire Center
- National Park Service: Fires in national parks only
- Controlled Burning Information (PDF): Requirements and restrictions. Remember to call before you burn
- U.S. Forest Service: Current Large Incidents
Save a Life
San Miguel County has many AED units available for use in a heart attack emergency. See a list of the locations (PDF).