Emergency Management

The mission of the Summit County Office of Emergency Management is to provide coordination of elected offices and county departments in preparedness, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to emergencies and disasters.

​Summit County Fire Restrictions


Summit County enacted fire restrictions July 5, 2017. Open fires (including campfires and bonfires) are prohibited. Use and sale of fireworks are also prohibited. Use of barbecue grills is still allowed. View Resolution 2017-47 (pdf) for detailed info on restrictions.

View statewide fire restriction and fire danger information across Colorado.

Local Hazard Risks


Summit County has a number of hazard risks, including avalanches, floods, wildfires and severe weather, among others. Learn more about hazard risks in Summit County.

Natural Hazard Plans


Summit County has worked with many other local agencies to create plans to reduce long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards, such as wildfire, drought, landslides and floods. Learn more about Summit County's natural hazard plans.

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness


It's important for individuals, businesses and families to prepare for emergencies and disasters before they ever happen. Find resources on emergency and disaster preparedness.

Emergency Blog

Visit the Summit County Emergency Blog to find public information during active emergencies and disasters.

Resources