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Emergency Information & Notifications

Grand County Office of Emergency Management 

Grand County EMS Office of Emergency Management logoFor information on contacting Grand County’s Office of Emergency Management, the Grand County Public Information Officers group, registering special needs persons in preparation for an evacuation and up to date information on current emergencies in Grand County, please visit the Grand County Office of Emergency Management website by going to or by clicking their logo to the left.


What to Know about Being Notified in Case of an Emergency in Grand County 

What Happens When a Public Notification Call Goes Out?

emergency dispatcherWhen the emergency dispatcher is told during an emergency that a public notification call needs to be made, then they use the system to select a geographic area on a map and the message that needs to be sent to those people inside that area. Then the “call” is made to all the phone numbers inside the selected area. This can take some time as every number is called, rings, is picked up and the message transmitted.

Homes & Businesses with Landline

get notifications on your phoneFor those homes and businesses with a traditional land line phone – In the event of an emergency such as flood, wildfire or some other emergency requiring community notification then the traditional public notification system will be used. This system only works for traditional phone numbers and phone lines (from Century Link, Qwest, etc…) not cell phones and not VOIP (Voice Over IP such as Vonage, Magic Jack, NetTalk, Ooma, etc…) There is no registration required as that was all taken care of when you signed up for the phone service. The system relies on the physical address information provided when you signed up.

Homes & Businesses without a Landline – CodeRED

codered mobile alert - click to sign upGrand County uses the CodeRED Community Notification system as an alternative to standard public notification systems for people who only have cell phones or VOIP. CodeRED is NOT automatic.
CodeRED system works for ANY phone number, including cell, VOIP and land line. CLICK HERE to go to the register for CodeRED for emergencies in Grand County Colorado ONLY.

How Do I Use CodeRed if I am Only Visiting?

codered logo - click to sign upDownload the CodeRED app for Android or iPhone. The app taps into the national CodeRED Emergency Notification System and alerts subscribers of public safety concerns no matter where you are in the Country. Additionally, national organizations used by public safety officials and police departments may utilize the system to send messages to targeted geographic areas. Not every state or county uses CodeRED, so always check with the local fire, police departments or the local Office of Emergency management to find out how to receive public safety alerts.

Important Local & State Contact Information Links

Grand County Links

Grand County Government –
Grand County Emergency Medical Services –
Grand County Search and Rescue –
Grand County Office of Emergency Planning –
Grand County Dept. of Natural Resources –
Grand County Building Department –
Town of Winter Park –
Town of Fraser –
Arapaho National Forest –

State of Colorado Links 

State of Colorado Government –
Colorado Department of Transportation Travel Information –
Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment, Fire Information –
Colorado State Forest Service –
Colorado Parks and Wildlife –

Emergency Management & Preparedness Links 

Colorado Office of Emergency Management (CO OEM) – www.coemergency,com
Downloadable Info Sheet – CO OEM 72 Hour Emergency Preparedness Kit
Downloadable Info Sheet – CO OEM Family Emergency Preparedness Guide
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) –
Downloadable Info – NFPA Emergency Planning/Kits
Downloadable Info – NFPA Senior Fire Safety Video
Firewise National Wildland / Urban Interface Wildfire Program –
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) –
American Red Cross –
Center for Disease Control –

Grand County Emergency Info

Grand County Office of Emergency Management –





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Kitchen Hood Replacement Program a Success!!

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Over the last decade, our local restaurants were faced with the financial burden of updating their kitchen fire suppression systems to meet changing fire safety standards. East Grand Fire wanted to help lessen this costly expense for our local restaurants so thus created the Commercial Kitchen Safety Incentive Program. This provided up to a $500.00 grant to help the with required replacement of antiquated kitchen hood fire suppression systems in the East Grand Fire Protection District.

We are pleased to say that, to date, East Grand Fire was able to help 11 establishments with the required upgrade to their hood systems. The project is now being completed and East Grand Fire is very happy to have been able to be a part of this important life safety and property preservation enhancing project for our community.

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