Montrose County Emergency Management

Montrose County Alerts

In an emergency it is absolutely imperative for public safety officials to reach those in the community who are most at risk. During an emergency situation, the local Emergency Alert System may be used to broadcast messages on KKXK (94.1 FM) as well as KUBC (580 AM). Safety officials may also use the Emergency Notification System, a system that attempts to deliver recorded emergency messages to the traditional wired phones in the affected area. However, due to the increasing reliance on mobile phones for communication, individuals who wish to receive emergency voice or text messages on their mobile phone must complete a simple online registration.

To register, visit Montrose County Alerts or click one of the buttons below.

The Montrose County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) plans, coordinates and supports a wide-range of activities that help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and large-scale emergencies, while also reducing vulnerabilities to hazards.

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Scott Hawkins, Emergency Manager
(970) 252-4043

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Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions

Montrose County Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Start June 15th

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Montrose, COLO.—The unincorporated area of Montrose County will be in stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Wednesday, June 15 at 12:01am. High temperatures, worsening dry conditions, and high winds were the deciding factors…
Simms Fire Community Meeting May 21st at 6pm at the Montrose County Event Center 1036 N 7th Street in Montrose Call 970-765-7309 for more information

Simms Fire Community Meeting

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PSA: Simms Fire Community Meeting tonight 6 pm. Join the Incident Management Team, Montrose County – Government, Ouray County Sheriff’s Office, Bureau of Land Management – Colorado, U.S. Forest Service-Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison…
052122 9am Update

Future Simms Fire Mesa Updates on

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FUTURE SIMMS FIRE MESA UPDATES WILL BE POSTED EXCLUSIVELY TO WESTSLOPEFIREINFO.COM. — Special Note: The Rocky Mountain Complex Incident Management Team One assumed command of the fire at 6:00 a.m….
05202022 Simms Fire Map

Simms Fire Evening Update – 5/20/22 6:30pm

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Montrose, Colorado, May 20, 2022 Name: Simms Fire Location: 15 miles southwest of Montrose Size: 370 acres Cause: Under investigation Jurisdiction: USFS and BLM Resources Assigned: 1 large helicopter, 10…