Emergency Preparedness

The best time to prepare is before an emergency.

How would you know if a wildfire approaches in the middle of the night? Will you and your family be ready to leave with a moment's notice? These tools can help you make plans to respond effectively in an emergency wildfire situation. The more prepared you are, the more effectively we can protect you and your homes if a wildland fire threatens your neighborhood.

Check out the links below for valuable resources and information regarding wildfire preparedness and education.

Sign up for Pitkin Alerts - Emergency Notification System

The PitkinAlert notification system enables local officials to quickly provide you with information about emergencies and community news, such as severe weather, road closures, missing persons, and evacuations. You may select exactly which alerts you would like to receive by text message, phone call, email, and/or hearing-impaired receiving devices.

Pitkin County Emergency Management Website

Additional Resources

The Colorado State Forest Service, www.csfs.colostate.edu

Community Wildfire Protection Planning, www.csfs.colostate.edu/pages/community-wf-protection-planning.html

Colorado’s “Are You FireWise?” information, www.csfs.colostate.edu/pages/wf-protection.html

National Fire Protection Association’s Firewise Communities USA, www.firewise.org

Fire Adapted Communities, www.fireadapted.com

Ready, Set, Go!, www.wildlandfirersg.org