Emergency Preparedness & Notification Systems
Emergency Management Coordinator
(970) 728-9546 (office)
(970) 596-3100 (mobile)
Emergency Notification Systems - sign up for both!
In an emergency it is absolutely imperative for public safety officials to reach those in the community who are most at risk. San Miguel County public safety officials utilize two systems to notify the public of critical information, the Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) and the Target Notification System (TNS). Below is an overview of both systems and links to register. If you have questions please contact Jennifer at 970-728-9546 or email email@example.com.
Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS)
Receive emergency notifications by text message or email. The WENS 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 WENS service by completing a simple online registration.
Target Notification System
The Target Notification System will notify citizens via an incident-specific recorded message in emergencies that relate to a geographic area, such as if access to the Town of Ophir were to be blocked by an avalanche. Traditional land-line phones are automatically enrolled. Please sign up with your mobile number by clicking on the link below. A valid physical address is required.
Please Note: Both the WENS and TNS emergency notification system services may incur mobile phone usage charges.
Are you ready?
Be prepared for fire, flood, winter, pandemic flu and other emergencies by using the tips in the following links.
General Preparedness Links
- Prepare Your Home and Family
- Winter Preparedness and Safety Tips
- Prepare Your Workplace and Employees
Specific Disaster Preparedness Info
- Pandemic Flu Updates
- Pandemic Flu Preparedness
- Flood Preparedness
- Wildfire Mitigation
- Fire Preparedness Home
- Hazardous Material
Colorado Winter Weather Awareness
In support of Colorado's Winter Weather Awareness Week, the Colorado Department of Emergency Management (CDEM) and the National Weather Service teamed up to focus on a number of winter weather topics to provide context, information and Colorado-specific resources:
Winter Weather - Wind Chill... Frostbite... Hypothermia
Winter Weather - High Winds
Winter Weather - Terminology and Information Sources
Winter Weather - General Preparedness Tips
Severe Weather Resource