The mission of the Summit County Office of Emergency Management is to provide coordination of elected offices and county departments in preparedness, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to emergencies and disasters.
Summit County Fire Restrictions
Summit County enacted fire restrictions July 5, 2017. Open fires (including campfires and bonfires) are prohibited. Use and sale of fireworks are also prohibited. Use of barbecue grills is still allowed. View Resolution 2017-47 (pdf) for detailed info on restrictions.
View statewide fire restriction and fire danger information across Colorado.
Local Hazard Risks
Summit County has a number of hazard risks, including avalanches, floods, wildfires and severe weather, among others. Learn more about hazard risks in Summit County.
Natural Hazard Plans
Summit County has worked with many other local agencies to create plans to reduce long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards, such as wildfire, drought, landslides and floods. Learn more about Summit County's natural hazard plans.
Emergency and Disaster Preparedness
It's important for individuals, businesses and families to prepare for emergencies and disasters before they ever happen. Find resources on emergency and disaster preparedness.
Emergency BlogVisit the Summit County Emergency Blog to find public information during active emergencies and disasters.
- Public Safety Agency Dispatching: Summit County Communications is the regional 911 center for Summit County, Colorado. Contact a dispatcher on the non-emergency line at 970-668-8600.
- Public Safety Agencies: Find public safety agencies that operate locally, such as ambulance services, law enforcement and fire-rescue agencies.
- Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM): DHSEM provides leadership and support to Colorado communities to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from all-hazard events.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): FEMA supports citizens and first responders to ensure that as a nation we work together to build, sustain and improve our capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazards.