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 Sheriffs Office

Wildfire in West End of Montrose County

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Montrose, COLO. — Montrose County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) is aware of a small wildfire approximately 3.5 miles north of Norwood on Deer Mesa on public land managed by the Bureau…

Fire Preseason Collaboration

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Montrose County Emergency Manager Greg Fisher (left) works with Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control staffers, San Miguel County Sheriff’s Emergency Manager Henry Mitchell (right) and U.S. Forest Service-Grand…

Flood Insurance: What is Covered?

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Have you experienced flood damage to your home or business as a result of Colorado rainstorms? There are always many questions from the community on what is covered by insurance…