Teller County Centennial Building - 112 N. "A" Street, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Mailing Address: PO Box 959 Cripple
Creek, CO 80813
Steve Steed - Director
Teller County Emergency Information
This page provides situational awareness to the public about an emergency or disaster incidents; weather alerts, warnings and watches; fire conditions and bans; or other events that impact our communities. The Board of County Commissioners and all Teller County First Responder agencies are committed to posting incident information as it becomes available only after details have been verified and validated. The information will be displayed in reverse chronological order, with the most recent information posted at the top.
The Teller County
Office of Emergency Management is committed to building and sustaining
professional, collaborative relationships with local, regional, state,
and federal agencies; community organizations and private sector
partners to reduce vulnerability to all-hazard emergency or disasters,
be they natural, man-made or acts of terrorism; and to coordinate with
all jurisdictions to prepare for, respond to, recover from and
mitigate all hazard incidents to ensure the protection of life,
property, and the health and safety of our citizens.
Are You Ready?
The Teller County Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to take steps toward preparing themselves and
their families for emergencies. The Teller County Emergency Preparedness Guide
“When Disaster Strikes Home” is a comprehensive guide for citizens, with information on preparing for natural, man-made and acts of terrorism emergencies
and disasters events.
Below are some other helpful links to valuable emergency and disaster preparedness information and resources:
When Disaster Strikes Home
Ready Your Business - Emergency Planning
Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Preparedness Program
72-hour Emergency Kits
◦ READY Colorado
◦ American Red Cross
Our Nation was dramatically changed following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. These attacks required our country to refocus on the threat
environments that our Nation faced to include not only the traditional spectrum of manmade and natural hazards – fires, floods, storms, hazardous material
releases, pandemics, drought and disruptions to energy and information technology infrastructure – but also the deadly and devastating terrorist arsenal of
chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive weapons.
Following Presidential Directives and Federal Homeland Security doctrine, in August 2003 by Executive Order, the Governor of Colorado established nine (9)
Homeland Security Regions within the State. Teller County is part of the South Central All Hazards Homeland Security Region that includes El Paso, Park,
Chaffee and Lake Counties. These creation of the regions was completed to foster the development of professional relationships, and establishment of
partnerships among local, county, district and state emergency response agencies; non-profit and community organizations, and private business to enhance
resources and capabilities to prepare, prevent, respond and recover for all hazard disaster or emergency incidents.
For more information, please go to
South Central All Hazards Homeland Security Region.