Emergency Management

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


Effective Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners has lifted Stage 1 fire restrictions in Summit County. No local fire restrictions are currently in effect. View statewide fire restriction and fire danger information across Colorado.

Take Our Survey!

Summit County is in the process of updating its Hazard Mitigation Plan. We're seeking information from the public and stakeholders to better understand our vulnerabilities, as well as opportunities to reduce the impacts of hazards before they occur.

Please take this short, six-question survey by Dec. 13, 2019.

The Hazard Mitigation Plan analyzes our vulnerabilities to natural and manmade hazards and identifies proactive mitigation actions the County, towns and special districts can take to minimize impacts to people, property and critical facilities.

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 Blog

Visit the Summit County Emergency Blog to find public information during active emergencies and disasters.

Resources