Current Fire Activity

Rio Blanco County is reporting no significant fire activity.

Current Fire Restrictions

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Emergency Management leads, manages, and coordinates local-level actions for all-hazards preparedness, natural hazards mitigation, emergency response and disaster recovery in support of the incorporated towns and emergency service providers in Rio Blanco County

Emergency Operations Plan

The Rio Blanco County Emergency Operations Plan is an all-discipline, all-hazards plan that establishes a single, comprehensive framework for the management of domestic incidents. It provides the structure and mechanisms for the coordination of local support as well as coordination with state and federal agencies. The plan is important in the mission or reducing the vulnerability to all natural and human-caused hazards, minimizing the damage, and assisting in the recovery from any type of incident that occurs. 

It's impossible to control the weather and stop catastrophes from happening. However, we can help educate families and communities on the vital steps for emergency preparedness so that everyone can minimize risks and be aware of the safe routes should an emergency take place.

Please contact the Emergency Management Department at (970) 878-9586 to obtain a copy of the current Emergency Operations Plan.

  1. Emergency Notifications
  2. Emergency Contacts

Public Information & Warning

It is the goal of Rio Blanco County to provide accurate, coordinated, consistent, timely and easy to understand information about an impeding emergency through a variety of information and warning systems to enhance the well-being of the community before, during and after the emergency.

Rio Blanco County employs numerous warning systems, and operates under the theory that no one method is effective at reaching all of our residents and visitors. 100% notification cannot be guaranteed. if people feel at all threatened they should be prepared to take appropriate actions even without the direction of their governmental agencies.

Please see the Sheriff's Office webpage for more information by clicking this link:

Rio Blanco County Sheriff's Office

Sign up for the Rio Blanco County Reverse 911 Alerts by clicking this link:

Rio Blanco Alerts - Reverse 911