Emergency Management


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.  

Community Preparedness Plans

Community Plans: including the All Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plans

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.

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.

Personal Preparedness

San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office encourages citizens to take steps toward preparing themselves, their families and their businesses for emergencies.  Visit Ready.gov for valuable emergency and disaster information and resources such as Personal Preparedness Kits, Pet Preparedness and Business Preparedness.

Power Outage

Ready.gov provides information on what to do before, during and after a power outage.


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

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).