Natural hazard mitigation plan
Garfield County Emergency Management is leading the planning effort to update its 2017 Hazard Mitigation Plan, or HMP. Residents and entities across the county are encouraged to participate.
2022 Hazard Mitigation Plan questions
Integrated Emergency Management and Continuity Framework
Garfield County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
Emergency Management planning
Garfield County administration engaged in a multi-tiered emergency management planning process to develop comprehensive emergency management plans for county operations. Garfield County instituted a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) as part of a suite of Emergency Management plans that also include a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and a Local Recovery Plan. Together, these plans provide a vision for comprehensive planning to reduce county vulnerability, and work across Garfield County departments for county resilience.
A risk assessment evaluating hazards and vulnerabilities and developing a method for understanding relative risk is included. That provides a foundation for this NHMP and the county's comprehensive approach to risk reduction. In 2011 and again in 2017, the county included other local jurisdictions in participation in the NHMP process. As a result, the current multi-jurisdictional NHMP and its multiple addendums reflect specific jurisdictional issues.
This Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) provides a set of actions to reduce risk from natural hazards through education and outreach programs, the development of partnerships, and implementation of preventative measures in land use and watershed programs. It is a multi-jurisdictional plan that contains actions specific to Garfield County and to the cities, towns, and fire districts within it.
Final Draft – February 2012
- Executive Summary
- Methodology, mission and goals
- Community profiles
- Risk summaries
- Actions and implementations
- Plan maintenance and updates