Emergency Planning

Delta County Emergency Management works closely with other Delta County departments and the various local, county, state, and federal agencies, as well as special districts and volunteers in Delta County and neighboring counties, to conduct planning, update, and establish mutual-aid agreements and other functions. These partners and groups include:

Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group

The Delta County MAC Group meets on a quarterly basis and is comprised of agency representatives/executives from local, county, and some state and federal agencies.  These agencies work together on a daily basis, and the purpose of these meetings is to strengthen personal and professional relationships between agency representatives and agencies so they can come together to provide guidance and leadership during a local disaster or emergency situation where the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be activated.  If the EOC is activated, these agencies and representatives will serve the county by fulfilling specific Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) at the EOC. 

Agencies commonly represented and who are part of the MAC Group:

  • Delta County: Administration, Public Information, Health Department, Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Delta County Sheriff’s Office:  Emergency Management, Dispatch, Sheriff/Undersheriff 
  • Law Enforcement: Delta Police Department, Cedaredge Police Department, Hotchkiss Marshal’s Office, Paonia Police Department
  • City Managers/Town Clerks 
  • EMS: Delta County Ambulance District, North Fork EMS
  • Fire: Delta, Cedaredge, Crawford, Paonia, Hotchkiss Fire Departments
  • Volunteer Management Groups: American Red Cross, 
  • State Agencies: Colorado State Patrol, CO Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM) 
  • Federal Agencies: U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management 
  • Regional Emergency Managers, West Region Health Care Coalition and more

Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

Delta County Emergency Management leads the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) for Delta County. The purpose of the LEPC is to inform the community of industrial hazardous materials and the potential risk of these chemicals. 

The LEPC is a federally mandated entity composed of government officials, private industry representatives and members of the public.  If the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires a company to keep a Safety Data Sheet (formerly Material Safety Data Sheet or MSDS) on file for ANY chemicals stored or used in the company’s workplace, AND the chemical(s) stored are equal to or exceed the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) for that chemical, you must report under the Emergency Preparedness and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA).  The EPA has consolidated this list into a “List of Lists."

For questions related to the LEPC, please email the Emergency Manager.

LEPC Resources