The Emergency Management Office reports directly to the Montezuma County Sheriff. The Deputy Emergency Manager focus is for the planning, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts for both natural and man-made emergencies and disasters.
Responsibilities include maintaining coordination and collaboration between all local, state, and federal government entities, non-government organizations, local businesses and the county citizens. This is accomplished by maintaining a county emergency operations plan, participating in numerous local and regional workgroups, planning and coordinating emergency response exercises, coordinating an emergency operations center, and support public education in emergency preparedness.
During an escalating emergency / disaster the Office of Emergency Management assists in coordinating the response effort through multiple emergency response agencies from both the local and state, non government agencies, local businesses and other organizations. After the emergency / disaster the Office of Emergency Management coordinates and assists with the recovery efforts to restore our community.
Possible disasters for Montezuma County include, but are not limited to, wild fires, severe storms, hazardous chemical releases, and floods.
For more information please contact the Deputy Emergency Manager at 970-565-8452 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.