Emergency Management employs experts in disaster preparedness, including wildfire. The team works to continually evaluate potential hazards, and seeks ways to keep citizens and emergency responders prepared for natural and manmade disasters. Training exercises conducted throughout the year help maintain staff proficiency and response capability. To contact Emergency Management, call 303-271-4900.
Ready Jeffco: Are You Prepared?The Sheriff's Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to take steps toward preparing themselves and their families for emergencies. The Jefferson County Emergency Preparedness Guide is a comprehensive guide for citizens, with information on preparing for natural and man-made disasters.
Below are some other helpful resources.
Wildfires have had devastating effects on Jefferson County in the past. The Hayman fire of 2002 burned 138,000 acres, including 42,000 in Jefferson County. Because of the geographic makeup of Jefferson County, wildfire is always a concern. During droughts or dry spells, it is even more of a threat. There are steps residents can take to make their homes less susceptible to fire, including removing "slash" (debris from vegetation found in forest areas) from around their homes.
- Remote slash collection: sites, schedule and fees for mountain residents
- Jeffco Wildfire Prevention Hotline: 303-271-8200
Your source for up-to-date news on fire restrictions, slash collection, campsite regulations, community meetings and fireworks regulations.
Emergency Information for People with Disabilities
The following website provides valuable emergency information to those with disabilities. Information includes 18 emergency preparedness topics and is available in video and downloadable document format. www.accessibleemergencyinfo.com
Jeffco Hazard Mitigation Plan
This plan is an effort to reduce the impacts of natural hazards on citizens and property in Jefferson County. It outlines actions that will mitigate the hazards’ effects and break the cycle of repetitive losses.
Other Wildfire Prevention Resources
Information for Emergency Responders
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