Emergency Management

Emergency Management

Emergency Management provides leadership, planning, education, and resources to protect lives, property and the environment in the event of a disaster in Alamosa County.

We strive to keep the community safe and provide information to the public on how to protect and plan for emergencies.

Emergency Management works closely with the State Division of Emergency Management, FEMA, Public Health, and the SLV All-Hazards Emergency Planning Committee.

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Ph. (719) 589-1133| F. (719) 587-5207
8900-A Independence Way
Alamosa, Colorado 81101
Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m
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How to Build a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit

A basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Find out more at Ready.gov

Emergency preparedness kit

Be Ready for Winter Weather

When temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge.

  • Weatherproof your home to protect against the cold.
    • Insulate walls and attic.
    • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
    • Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home.
    • Have your chimney or flue inspected every year.
  • Make sure your car is ready for winter travel.
    • Make a winter emergency kit to keep in your car.
    • Check antifreeze level and have radiator system serviced.
    • Replace worn tires and check tire air pressure.
    • Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in tank and fuel lines.
  • If power lines are down, call your local utility and emergency services
    • If power lines fall on your car, warn people not to touch the car or power lines.
  • Prepare yourself for exposure to winter weather.
    • Dress warmly and limit exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite.
    • Avoid getting wet to prevent hypothermia.

Find out more at the Center for Disease Control's Winter Weather guide  

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Keep Food Safe During an Emergency

Find out more at Foodsafety.gov 

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