Emergency Management

Delta County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Status

Thank you to the public who participated in the 2023 Hazard Mitigation Plan Public Meetings and provided comments/feedback on the draft plan.  Comments are being reviewed and changes will be completed by our contractor, WSP, USA Inc.  

The plan will now advance to State review by the Mitigation Section at the CO Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.  Once approved by the State, it will proceed to FEMA for final review and approval.  Once at FEMA, local jurisdictions participating in the plan will pass resolutions adopting the Hazard Mitigation Plan pending FEMA Adoption.  

If you have any questions about the plan, please email Emergency Management. 

About Emergency Management in Delta County

Man made or natural, disasters can strike at any time. The Office of Emergency Management provides leadership, planning, education and resources to protect lives, property and the environment in the event a disaster were to strike Delta County.

Delta County is located in the West All Hazards Planning Region, which is comprised of Delta, Montrose, Gunnison, Ouray, San Miguel and Hinsdale Counties. Delta County Emergency Management works closely with Delta County staff, local and regional governments, special districts, volunteer organizations, as well as regional emergency managers and the Regional Field Manager of the Colorado Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), to develop and exercise preparedness plans and provide emergency management training.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) established five (5) core mission areas for Emergency Management. They are: Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response and Recovery. These mission areas drive the planning and training Delta County Emergency Management undertakes each year. To learn more, visit FEMA.  

One of Emergency Management's primary goals is to ensure training and information is available to both first responders and the community.  We first responders (law enforcement, EMS, and fire personnel), local government officials, and healthcare and volunteer organizations constantly prepare and practice to ensure they are ready if a disaster strikes.  We also want to make sure you're prepared as well.  Select the tabs on the left to learn more about Citizen Preparedness ideas and checklists, Delta County threats like wildfire and flood, as well as grant and volunteer opportunities.

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Stay Updated on Emergencies

Delta County

During large or developing incidents, information is shared via the Delta County Sheriff’s Office and Delta County Emergency Management Facebook page, as well as the Delta County Alerts Facebook page

State and National

Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) Status Report
Incident Information System – InciWeb (Fire Incidents)
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forest (GMUG) Facebook Page
Grand Mesa, Uncompahgre & Gunnison National Forest (GMUG) Fire Info Page
National Weather Service Severe Weather Alerts

Chemical Spill Reporting

To report an oil or chemical spill, contact the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at 800-424-8802, the Delta County Dispatch at 970-874-2015, or by dialing 9-1-1.

Learn more about the EPA Emergency Response to oil spills, and chemical releases.