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Preparing ahead for emergencies in Garfield County

Final Garfield County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan
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Garfield County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Garfield County administration is currently engaged in a multi-tiered emergency management planning process to develop comprehensive emergency management plans for county operations. Together, these plans will provide a vision for comprehensive planning to reduce county vulnerability, and will work across Garfield County departments to identify the next steps to move toward a more holistic approach to county resilience.

To date, Garfield County has developed a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP) as part of a suite of Emergency Management plans that also include a Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) and a Local Recovery Plan. In the summer of 2009, Garfield County contracted with ECONorthwest to begin the process of developing a Risk Assessment, evaluating hazards and vulnerabilities, and developing a method for understanding relative risk. That Risk Assessment provides a foundation for this NHMP and the County's comprehensive approach to risk reduction. In 2011, the County outreached to other local jurisdictions to encourage their participation in the NHMP process. As a result, a Draft Final Multi-jurisdictional NHMP has been created for the County as well as multiple addendums that reflect unique jurisdictional issues.

Final Draft - February 2012
Garfield County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan document
   • Executive Summary
   • Methodology, mission and goals
   • Community profiles
   • Risk summaries
   • Actions and implementations
   • Plan maintenance and updates

Fire Districts Addendum
Glenwood Springs Addendum
New Castle Addendum
Rifle Addendum
Silt Addendum

Early Draft - August 2010
Garfield County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan: Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment

Wildfire Mitigation Plan
Wildfire mitigation - New Castle action items
Wildfire mitigation - New Castle addendum
Risk Process Map

Garfield County Emergency Management
107 8th Street
Glenwood Springs, CO  81601
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