Emergency Management

Emergency Operations Plan

The adopted Emergency Operations Plan is now available for review. If you have any questions please direct it to the Emergency Operations Center at 970-641-2481.


The mission of the Emergency Management Department is to provide comprehensive emergency management services to Gunnison County agencies, first responders and citizens so they have the necessary tools, information and assistance to develop and implement effective mitigation, preparedness activities, and response and recovery plans.

The Emergency Management Department regularly updates and exercises the County Emergency Operations Plan, utilizing an all-hazards approach in preparing for emergencies and/or disasters. This includes maintenance of the communications plan, ensuring complete interoperability between all agencies during an incident.

The department also provides training, exercises, and mitigation plans in preparation for and response to emergencies; maintains resource lists for use during an emergency, identifying and allocating resources from local, State and private sources; facilitates Mutual Aid Agreements and Intergovernmental Agreements between agencies and/or jurisdictions, both within Gunnison County and on a regional basis; and locates, writes and manages appropriate grants.

Emergency Phone Notifications
Register with the Gunnison County website and subscribe to Notify Me! to receive emergency notifications (text message and/or email). Notifications you receive from Notify Me! will pertain to the local area and Gunnison County ONLY.

Register with the "Code Red" Wireless Emergency Notification System (click on the logo) to receive emergency notifications by recorded message, text message and/or email. The "Code Red" Wireless Emergency Notification System is used for general alerts regarding road closures, road conditions or severe weather and is primarily for commuters, visitors and residents. A text message will be sent to your mobile number and/or email outlining the nature of the emergency. Download the mobile app to receive notifications of emergencies based on your GPS location. Please take a moment to verify, update, or register the appropriate information and begin receiving emergency notifications. 
Gunnison County Hazardous Materials Team
The organizational function is mandated by Federal Law under Sara Title III. It is the purpose of the HazMat Department to train and maintain a team that is educated in the proper containment of hazardous materials for the protection of the public. The team must maintain DOT and EPA standards.