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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Simms Fire Public Info Line 970-765-7176

Public Information Line

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For fire information or assistance with evacuation, please call the Simms Mesa Fire Public Information line at (970) 765-7309.  

Simms Fire Update 5/20/22

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For Immediate Release: Simms Fire – Update Montrose, Colorado, May 20, 2022 Name: Simms Fire Location: 15 miles southwest of Montrose Size: 371 acres Cause: Under investigation Jurisdiction: USFS and…
Simms Mesa Evacuation Map

Simms Mesa Fire Evacuation

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EVACUATION NOTICE Any individuals that reside between Simms Mesa Rd, Government Springs Road as well as Wild Cat Canyon, EVACUATE IMMEDIATELY. The evacuation area is a 5 mile radius of…

Stage 1 Fire Restrictions Beginning in Montrose County

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Montrose, COLO.—The unincorporated area of Montrose County will be in stage 1 fire restrictions beginning Monday, June 21. Seasonal high temperatures, worsening dry conditions, and the heightening planning level of…