Emergency Management

The mission of the Summit County Office of Emergency Management is to provide coordination of elected offices, county departments, and key stakeholders in preparedness, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery to emergencies and disasters.

Emergency Alerts and Information

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Local Hazards

Summit County is prone to a number of hazards including avalanches, floods, wildfires and severe weather, among others. Learn more about hazard risks in Summit County.

Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan

Summit County engages in a whole community process with a diverse set of stakeholders to develop capabilities and plans to reduce long-term risks to people and property from natural hazards, such as wildfire, drought, landslides and floods. Learn more about Summit County's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

It's important for individuals, businesses and families to prepare for emergencies and disasters before they ever happen. Find resources on emergency and disaster preparedness.


Airplane dropping fire retardant on the forest.