Emergency Preparedness & Notification Systems
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Emergency Management Coordinator
(970) 728-9546 (office)
(970) 596-3100 (mobile)
To support our community's disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation needs through the coordination of information and resources.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Target Notification System (TFCC Alerts) - Geographically targeted alerts
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.
Wireless Emergency Notification System (WENS) - General alerts
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.
Please Note: Both the WENS and TNS emergency notification system services may incur mobile phone usage charges.
San Miguel County Resident Evacuation Plan
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. http://www.cowildfire.org/
Other helpful sites for current wildfire information
Call before you burn!
Controlled burn information, requirements and restrictions.
Get a Search and Rescue Card!
For more info on what is covered and why you should get one click here
Save a life!
San Miguel County has many AED units available for use in a heart attack emergency. See a list of the locations here
Community Plans, including the All-Hazard Mitigation and Community Wildfire Protection Plans, maybe be found on the Plans page.