Be prepared for wildfire
When wildfires ignite, they may spread quickly, leaving people with very little time to grab necessities, secure pets or livestock, and evacuate. The Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) offers tips on how to prepare for wildfire, and protect yourself if a fire ignites near your home.
Bornholdt named Emergency Manager of the Year
Garfield County Emergency Manager Chris Bornholdt has been named the 2021 Emergency Manager of the Year in Colorado. He earned the prestigious Colorado Emergency Managers Association President’s Award for his leadership and dedication to protecting the community.
Emergency Operations Center
Firework use, sales, and possession prohibited in unincorporated Garfield County
The Board of County Commissioners has adopted Ordinance 2022-1 prohibiting the use, sale, and possession of fireworks in unincorporated Garfield County until April 2023.
Recovering from a disaster
Developing a recovery plan for recovering from a disaster can not only be prudent prior to a disaster, but also to begin rebuilding following a disaster. The Federal Trade Commission has consumer information and tips to keep in mind for citizens working to rebuild following a disaster.
Call before using drones
Drones are growing in popularity, but they may cause conflicts with local aircraft. Enthusiasts are asked to phone first to check on whether or not they may affect aircraft flying to or from Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs.
Continuity of Operations
The Garfield County Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) outlines the manner in which the community’s public safety and essential needs are met in the event of an emergency. This framework helps reduce risk, and increase the county’s resiliency, ensuring the best possible service to the public.
Semis and other oversized commercial vehicles are barred from traveling over roads that lead to Cottonwood Pass, and in the Four Mile area near Glenwood Springs. New signage is in place alerting drivers to these restrictions.
Garfield County road restrictions
Eagle County road restrictions
Garfield County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Garfield County has adopted a new Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan that prioritizes natural disaster risks and focuses on ways to prevent loss of life and destruction of private property.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
Garfield County Community Wildfire Protection Plan
InciWeb Incident Information System
InciWeb is an interagency all-risk incident information management system. It was developed to provide the public a single source of incident-related information and to provide a standardized reporting tool for the Public Affairs community. Its supporting systems automate the delivery of incident information to remote sources to provide consistent active incident information timely delivery.