Emergency Management

County Values
Accountability, Integrity, Respect  (AIR) "Live It, Breathe It"

Vision Statement
Mitigate risk and protect the community.

Mission Statement
Emergency management seeks to promote safer, less vulnerable communities with the capacity to cope with hazards and disasters.  The La Plata County Office of Emergency Management will ensure, through coordination with County and Local shareholders that the county is prepared to respond to, and recover from, all natural and man-made emergencies. This office will provide the leadership and support to reduce the loss of life and property through an all-hazards emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery throughout La Plata County.

Dial 970-385-8700 to speak with someone at the Emergency Operations Call Center during an emergency

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