What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management includes:

  • preparing plans of action
  • eliminating or reducing hazards (“mitigation”)
  • providing information to the public and public officials
  • training, exercising and evaluating plans
  • coordinating disaster relief and recovery efforts

Sometimes, dangerous events are so big or complex that your local emergency responders need more help than they can get. That is when your local and regional Emergency Managers help coordinate overall incident management. We find more people to provide aid and organize requests for assistance so that help goes where it is needed most. Emergency Managers are often funded in part by the Department of Homeland Security and the Colorado Division of Emergency Management. The Colorado Division of Emergency Management offers technical assistance and helps obtain state or federal aid when it is available.

Your Emergency First Responders and Emergency Managers work to save lives and minimize injuries and property losses. Our goals also include restoring community access and helping local and county government provide vital services to the public. Volunteer groups such as the American Red Cross Disaster Action Teams, Community Emergency Response Teams, Medical Reserve Corps and Radio Emergency Services provide essential help. We are all preparing to help you. Please prepare yourself, your family and your community to the best of your ability.

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The information provided at this website is general in nature and not intended, nor should be construed, as a comprehensive guide for emergency preparedness. This site contains information for your consideration in developing your emergency plans and procedures. Saguache County is not liable for any error or omission of information contained at this site nor for any use of this information.