Emergency Management

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Emergency Management

Adrian Washington


Email: ccoem@custercountygov.com


About Us

The Custer County Office of Emergency Management is the county’s center for all-hazard emergency preparation, prevention, response, and recovery.

Custer County Office of Emergency Management holds monthly Custer Emergency Services/Local Emergency Preparedness Council (CES/LEPC)meetings/trainings on the third Tuesday at 2:00pm in the Search and Rescue building. Meeting dates and times are subject to change.

If you have any questions about the Custer County Office of Emergency Management, our programs, or our mission please do not hesitate to contact me directly.


Ready, Set, Go!

The Ready, Set, Go! Program seeks to share information with residents on what they can do to successfully prepare for a wildland fire. Speak with your local fire department about your area’s threat for wildland fire and learn more about the wildland urban interface (WUI). Fire season is an increasing threat and a year-round reality in many areas. Do your part to be prepared. The RSG! Program gives you simple, easy to follow tips. Browse tips and tools.


Ready – Be fire-adapted and ready

Take personal responsibility and prepare long before the threat of a wildland fire so your home is ready in case of a fire. Create defensible space by clearing brush away from your home. Use fire-resistant landscaping and harden your home with fire-safe construction measures. Assemble emergency supplies and belongings in a safe place. Plan escape routes and make sure all those residing in the home know the plan of action.

Set – Situational awareness

Pack your emergency items. Know how to receive and stay aware of the latest news and information on the fire from local media, your local fire department and public safety.

Go! – Act early

Follow your personal wildland fire action plan. Also be sure to adhere to your local jurisdiction’s evacuation processes. Doing so will not only support your safety, but will allow firefighters to best maneuver resources to combat the fire.

Understand your role: RSG for the Resident

Download your Ready, Set, Go! Personal Wildfire Plan: Colorado Wildfire Action Plan

Amateur Radio Emergency Services

The Amateur Radio Emergency Services (ARES) is a nationwide organization of amateur radio operators who provide communications support in the event of an area emergency. For information on the Custer County ARES region please call Ron Seats at (719) 783‑9408 (call sign K0LZD).

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