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Mesa County Emergency Management works with partner agencies throughout Mesa County to prepare for disasters and emergencies.

It is also important for individuals, families, and businesses to prepare for these events.

Emergency Management Planning Steps. Mitigation (Public Education, Hazard Assessment, and Vulnerability Assessment), then Preparedness (Emergency Response Plans, Training & Exercises, and Sirens), then Response (Life Safety, Incident Stabilization, Property Preservation, Evacuation & Shelter, and Mass Care), and finally Recovery (Economic Recovery, Debris Management, Housing, and Health & Social Services).

Emergency and disaster preparedness

Learn about emergency and disaster preparedness to protect yourself, your family, and your business.

  • Visit the Ready Colorado website.
  • From Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):
    • Visit the Ready website for Preparedness information for many situations.
    • Visit the Ready Kids website for Preparedness Planning for families.
    • Visit Ready Business website for Preparedness Planning for Your Business.
  • Visit the How to Prepare for Emergencies website from the American Red Cross for information on being prepared for any emergency.
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Additional Resources from the American Red Cross

American Red Cross - Colorado Wildfire Handbook

American Red Cross - Preparing for Disaster - People with Disabilities and Other Special Needs

American Red Cross - Wildfire Checklist (English Version)

American Red Cross - Wildfire Checklist (Espanol Version)

Emergency alerts

Sign up for Emergency Alerts

Mesa County uses an Emergency Notification System to provide essential information quickly during an emergency.

Landlines are automatically signed up for the Emergency Notification System, but cell phone users must sign up.

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Emergency information

It is important to know how to get information before, during, and after an emergency. 

National alert systems that can be utilized locally in the event of an emergency:

  • Emergency Alert System (EAS).
  • Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs).
  • Visit the Emergency Alerts page on the website to learn more.

Western Colorado 211 has a list of resources available.

  • Visit the WC211 website.
  • Call 211 to Speak with live, trained professionals to obtain information about services and alerts during an emergency or disaster.

Visit the COtrip system provided by the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to find travel alerts and road conditions.

Visit the National Weather Service Radio Station provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information directly from the nearest National Weather Service office. NOAA Weather Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, with information about:

  • Official weather warnings
  • Watches
  • Forecasts
  • Hazard information

What would you do during a wildfire?

Mesa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (developed 2023)

The Mesa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan, developed in 2023, was created to help you understand the wildfire risks your home and our community may face and how to prevent or minimize them. This plan was created by Mesa County, local stakeholders, and SWCA Environmental Consultants.

Mesa County Community Wildfire Protection Plan (Revised 2023)

Plan what to do before, during, and after a wildfire

Mesa County Hazard Mitigation Plan

Purpose of the Plan: Reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards.

Mesa County originally completed its Hazard Mitigation Plan in 2005. The plan was subsequently updated in 2010  and 2015. 

Mesa County's Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (Revised 2020)

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