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Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan

Garfield County's draft Hazard Mitigation Plan has been completed and is available for public review. We encourage community members to review the plan, provide comments, and ask any questions they may have during the official comment period. The public review period began August 28 and ends September 28. Please submit comments and questions to Glenn Hartmann via email.

In February 2017, Garfield County began the process of updating the county-wide hazard mitigation plan. The Garfield County first developed the hazard mitigation plan in 2012, and is completing this update as required by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to remain eligible for mitigation grant programs. This plan examines county and local vulnerabilities to a range of hazards (i.e. flooding, wildfire, hazardous materials, etc.) and identifies strategies and projects that can be implemented to reduce risk posed by these phenomena. Throughout the planning process, officials and staff from the county, towns, and fire protection districts have provided insights regarding vulnerabilities, completed projects that have increased local resilience, and future opportunities to further reduce risk.

2012 Hazard Mitigation Plan

Integrated Emergency Management & Continuity Framework
Garfield County, Colorado

Community Wildfire Protection Plan




Letter of Promulgation

Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) memo

Garfield County NHMP Action Item
Garfield County NHMP Action Item forms
Cost Benefit Analysis Methodology
Study Area Risk Assessments
Continuity of Operations Plan

Disaster Recovery Framework
FEMA approval
Local mitigation crosswalk
Letter of Promulgation
Succession order

Garfield County Emergency Management
107 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
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