Mitigation & Preparedness

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    Joel Cochran

    P: 970-725-3813 x273

    Deputy Director

    Alexis Kimbrough

    P: 970-531-2674

    Get in Touch

    Emergency: 911
    Non-Emergent Dispatch: 

    Info Line: 970-725-3803

    Mailing Address

    P.O. Box 2578
    Fraser, CO 80442

    Physical Address

    OEM & EOC Location

    350 CR 5103
    Fraser, CO 80442


Grand County Office of Emergency Management is committed to preparing for, mitigating against, responding to, and recovering from virtually any disaster.

The Office of Emergency Management is continually evaluating county hazards and seeking ways to keep our preparedness level at the highest possible stage. In accordance with the Grand County Emergency Operations Plan, training exercises conducted throughout the year help maintain staff proficiency and response capability. The following are some of our favorite resources for additional information and steps you can take in order to prepare yourself and home:

Flood Ready

It is up to each of us to take steps toward ensuring that flood after fire is not the second disaster we face.

The Grand County Office of Emergency Management, with the help of local, state and federal partners, has prepared this Flood Ready Brochure. The purpose of this guide is to educate both residents and visitors about the increased flood risk as well as provide instructions on what to do before, during, and after a flood event.

Post wildfire flash flooding and debris flows are a realistic threat in Grand County for homes, businesses and communities located within or along a burn scar. Additionally, areas that normally experience high water, are located along a river, stream, or tributary and properties located below or downstream from burn areas are at an increased risk of flooding.

In the aftermath of wildfires, burn scars are left without the vegetation that helps absorb rainfall. In addition, the soil itself can be left with a hardened crust that acts like concrete when redirecting water. These conditions can turn what would normally be a simple thunderstorm into a flash flood event with very little warning.

Grand County could expect an increase up to 14 times normal water flow from snowmelt (spring run-off) or weather events. Additionally, any rain event that produces 1/4” of rain per hour or more could be of significant concern.

Grand County is committed to keeping our residents and visitors safe. We ask for your help by reading this guide, sharing the information, encouraging others to stay informed and promoting a community that is Flood Ready.

Blizzards, Debris Flows & Other Natural Challenges

Learn about the Blizzards, Debris Flows, and Other Natural Challenges Program.

Local Emergency Operations Plan

The EOP provides a basis for coordinated planning and management of types of emergencies and disaster events most likely to occur in Grand County and those emergencies and disaster events of "countywide interest".

Mitigation Plans

In our attempts to reduce the impacts caused by a disaster, Grand County is updating plans for preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery.

Registration for Disaster Assistance

United Way, in collaboration with the Grand County Office of Emergency Management and the Grand County Council on Aging, announces service of 211. This service could positively impact any individual living in the Grand County area that may require assistance in the event of an evacuation or extended in-place sheltering.

Resources for Emergency Preparation