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Emergency Management

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Larry Sanders - Emergency Manager
401 Main Street, Suite 201
Walsenburg, Colorado 81089
Phone: (719) 738-3000 ext 120

Spring Fire Flooding & Debris Flow
Public Alert & Warning Plan

Huerfano County Road Closures

Spring Fire Recovery Information Portal

Current Fire Restrictions

Huerfano County FINAL Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Huerfano County Fire Protection District

La Veta Fire Protection District

Huerfano County Launches New Emergency Notification System.

The CodeRed™ system provides county officials with the ability to provide pre-recorded emergency telephone notification/information messages to targeted areas or the entire county.  Residents and businesses located within Huerfano County are encouraged to sign up for CodeRed™ to be sure they receive timely emergency notifications when alerts are issued.  Just click on the CODE RED logo below to get started or click here for more information.

The Office of Emergency Management will attempt to keep this page up to-date during an emergency. However, residents should not depend upon this site but should instead monitor local media for the latest emergency information.  Residents of Huerfano County should tune into KSPK or watch the local channels.

For additional contacts and links, please click here.

For more information about the South All-Hazards Region (SAHR), which consists of five counties; Custer, Fremont, Las Animas, Pueblo and of course Huerfano.  Click here.

Huerfano County Emergency Response Plan

Tornado Safety Tips
If you are at home:
If you are at work:
If you are at school:
If you are in a car or outside:

Hail Safety Tips

If you are in an automobile:
If you are in a building:
If you are outdoors:

For more on preparing yourself and your family for disaster, be sure to visit READYColorado.

Emergency Management Services:
* Develop, review, and enhance the County's disaster preparedness and recovery plans for "All Hazards".
* Distribute and coordinate those plans on a County-wide basis.
* Operate, maintain, and enhance the County's Emergency Operations Center(EOC).
* Manage and coordinate County-wide response to, and recovery from, natural and technological disasters.
* Coordinate the County's disaster response/recovery needs with higher levels of government.
* Serve as coordination point for federal disaster relief programs.
* Develop and deliver public information and education programs about disaster preparedness.
* Provide administrative and logistical support to the County's Hazardous Materials Response Team.
* Plan, conduct, and critique exercises that test and improve preparedness.
* Develop, distribute, and provide instruction on guidelines for businesses and industry disaster planning.