The Emergency Management Office, which reports to the Sheriff and the County Commissioners, plans and directs emergency procedures to protect citizens from natural and human-caused disasters. The Office works with municipalities within Larimer County on preparedness for emergencies including emergency response training and exercises and maintaining an Emergency Operations Center where response agencies coordinate actions and allocate resources in an emergency.
This unit develops plans concerning four major areas: response, mitigation, preparedness and recovery. The EMU's goal is to limit Larimer County's exposure to emergencies and disasters while managing all aspects of them if they do occur. Through management plans, this unit coordinates the efforts of citizens and teams to prevent and minimize the effects of emergencies and disasters in Larimer County. The EMU is concerned with hazardous materials, floods, avalanches and other such events. The EMU functions as an administrator and facilitator of the efforts in an emergency or disaster situation.
The EMU is also responsible for maintaining hazardous materials records for businesses in Larimer County. Under the SARA Title 3 Act, citizens can have access to records listing those within Larimer County who possess hazardous materials. For more information on obtaining these records call the EMU Specialist at (970) 498-5310.