Emergency Management

Clear Creek County Office of 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

Sign up for Code Red to receive emergency notifications from the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office at https://www.clearcreekcounty.us/781/Emergency-Notification-System

2022 County Wildfire Risk Mitigation Grant Program

The application period for the 2022 Clear Creek County Wildfire Risk Mitigation Program is OPEN. Applications are due May 20, 2022.

Wildfire Mitigation Grant Application Documents


2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)

Evacuation Preparedness (PDF)

Wildfire Action Plan Information (PDF)

Countywide Community Wildfire Protection Plan (PDF)

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)

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

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