Emergency Management

The Clear Creek County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates activities to prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against natural- and human-caused disasters, or large scale emergencies. This is done through a comprehensive program of planning, equipping, training and exercises, evaluation, and continuous improvement that span the 5 mission areas:

  • Prevention: Avoid, prevent, or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism.
  • Protection: Secure critical infrastructure and key resources from disruption. 
  • Mitigation: Reduce or eliminate disaster impacts to life or property.
  • Response: Perform immediate actions to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet disaster-caused basic human needs.
  • Recovery: Restore and revitalize communities impacted by disaster.

Disaster and emergency preparedness is a shared responsibility of the Whole Community; it is not solely a government function. You know best the needs of your family and neighborhood, your business or school. Emergency preparedness empowers individuals, groups, and communities to enhance your knowledge about the risks in your community, and determine what you can do to be prepared to act. A primary way to do this is focus first on individual preparedness--create a go-kit with essentials you might need if you need to leave your home or place of work immediately. This also applies if an incident occurs where you may need to stay where you are for an extended period of time.  A great resource for this is here: https://www.ready.gov/kit


EMERGENCY NOTIFICATIONS

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Sign up for lookout Alert to receive emergency notifications from dispatch services out of Jeffcom911, https://www.smart911.com/smart911/ref/reg.action?pa=LookoutAlert


COUNTY COMMUNITY RISK REDUCTION GRANT PROGRAM - WILDLAND FIRE

The application period for the 2024 Clear Creek County Wildland Fire Risk Reduction Program will open in March of 2024. 


EMERGENCY PLANS


Hazard Mitigation Plan (2022)
Emergency Operations Plan (2021)
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County Hazard Mitigation Plan - 2022

County Hazard Mitigation Plan Annexes - 2022

For more information, on the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) contact the Office of Emergency Management staff.

WILDFIRE PROTECTION PLANS

In 2024 the Clear Creek Fire Authority is leading the revision of the 2008 County Community Wildfire Protection Plan.

Countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (PDF), 2008

Community Wildfire Protection Implementation Plans

City of Idaho Springs Area (PDF)

Floyd Hill/ Beaver Brook/ Saddleback Area (PDF)

Fall River Watershed Area (PDF)

Town of Georgetown Area (PDF)

Georgetown Loop Railroad Area (PDF)

Town of Empire (PDF)

Upper Bear Creek Area (PDF)

Echo Hills Area (PDF)

Upper Witter Gulch CWPIP (PDF)