The Montezuma County Office of Emergency Management focuses on planning for, responding to, recovering from, and mitigation efforts for both natural and man-made emergencies and disasters.
Responsibilities include coordination and collaboration efforts between all local, state, and federal government entities, non-government organizations, local businesses and the county citizens. This is accomplished by maintaining a county emergency operations plan, participating in local and regional workgroups, planning and coordinating emergency training and exercises, and supporting public education in emergency preparedness.
During a disaster the Office of Emergency Management assists in coordinating the response effort with local and state agencies, non-government agencies, local businesses and other organizations. After the disaster the Office of Emergency Management coordinates and assists with the recovery efforts to restore our community.
Possible disasters for Montezuma County include wild fires, severe storms, flooding, and hazardous chemical releases.