Emergency Management

The Montrose County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) plans, coordinates and supports a wide-range of activities that help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and large-scale emergencies, while also reducing vulnerabilities to hazards. 

In an emergency it is absolutely imperative for public safety officials to reach those in the community who are most at risk. During an emergency situation, the local Emergency Alert System may be used to broadcast messages on KKXK (94.1 FM) as well as KUBC (580 AM).

Safety officials may also use the Emergency Notification System, a system that attempts to deliver recorded emergency messages to the traditional wired phones in the affected area. However, due to the increasing reliance on mobile phones for communication, individuals who wish to receive emergency voice or text messages on their mobile phone must complete a simple online registration.

Montrose County Alerts

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Montrose County uses an emergency notification system called Montrose County Alerts powered by GEM. Please take a quick couple minutes and complete the registration before an emergency strikes.

Montrose Alerts is used to communicate critical public safety topics including evacuations, wildfire, flooding, and other emergency notifications. All residents, visitors, and family members living in Montrose County are encouraged to sign up for alerts.

During the registration process, you can choose the types of alerts you receive and how to receive them, including landline phone, cell phone, text/SMS message, and email.

BE THOROUGH WITH YOUR REGISTRATION! BE SURE TO COMPLETE ALL OF THESE FIELDS:

  • Name
  • Physical home address
  • Cell phone or landline numbers
  • Email address
  • Zip code
  • Fire District

IT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU ENTER YOUR HOME ADDRESS LOCATION TO RECEIVE GEO-TARGETED (LOCATION BASED) MESSAGES!