Website Maintenance October 17

 Certain applications on our website will be unavailable between 6 and 10 p.m. Wednesday for scheduled maintenance.

Maintenance on Eagle County's website will occur Wednesday, October 17 from 6 - 10 p.m. The following web applications will be unavailable during that time:

  • Main Eagle County website
  • Property Records Search
  • Foreclosure Search
  • Property Tax Search/Pay
  • GIS Map Viewer
  • Recorded Document Search
  • Building Inspection Requests/Status

Emergency Management

Contact Us

  • Phone: 970-328-3545
    Fax: 970-328-8694

    Emergency Management
    P.O. Box 850
    Eagle, Colorado 81631

    emergency@eaglecounty.us

    Call 9-1-1 for emergencies
    or 970-479-2201


Emergency Notifications

Public Information and Warning
It is the goal of Eagle County to provide accurate, coordinated, consistent, timely and easy to understand information about an impending emergency through a variety of information and warning systems to enhance the wellbeing of the community before, during and after the emergency.

Eagle County employs numerous warning systems,and operates under the theory that no one method is effective at reaching all of our residents and visitors.100% notification cannot be guaranteed. If people feel at all threatened they should be prepared to take appropriate actions even without the direction of their governmental agencies. 

Below are links to some of the Public Information and Warning systems available in Eagle County:

EC Alert
Eagle County Alert is an emergency communication system used by governments, emergency management agencies and first responders to send emergency alerts, notifications and updates to your landline phone, cell phone, pager, BlackBerry, PDA and/or email account based on your location and the alert categories that you have chosen. The system offers free enrollment with normal text message charges incurred per your text messaging plan. To subscribe to this service go to www.ecalert.org. This system provides voice notification commonly referred to as the "Reverse 911" system. If you have a hard line phone in your home, you should automatically receive these calls.  A similar service is available for the Roaring Fork Valley parts of Eagle County at www.pitkinalert.org

Wireless Emergency Alerts
The Wireless Emergency Alert (WEA) notification is a federal system that allows local agencies to send alerts to cell phones in the area, even if they haven’t subscribed to the local EC Alert notification system. WEAs are used to send concise, text-like messages to WEA-capable mobile devices during emergency situations. WEAs can be sent by state and local public safety officials, the National Weather Service, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, etc.

Frequently Asked Questions
Selecting the desired question will link you to the corresponding answer, or scroll down to view all frequently asked questions and answers.

1. What are wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)?

2. Why is this important to me?

3. What types of alerts will I receive?

4. Is my mobile device WEA-capable?

5. What does a WEA message look like?

6. What should I do when I receive a WEA message?

7. What if I’m traveling? Will I receive a WEA message if I’m visiting an area where I don’t live?

8. Will I be charged for receiving WEA messages?

9. Does WEA know where I am? Is it tracking me?

10. Will a WEA message interrupt my phone conversations? 

11. How often will I receive WEA messages?

12. If I can’t make or receive calls or text messages due to network congestion, will I still be able to receive a WEA message?

1.  What are wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs)? Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEAs) are used to send concise, text-like messages to WEA-capable mobile devices during emergency situations.
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2.  Why is this important to me? Alerts received at the right time can save lives.
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3.  What types of alerts will I receive? (1) Presidential Alerts: issued during a national emergency; (2) Imminent Threat Alerts: issued for extreme weather and other threats to life or property in your area; (3) AMBER Alerts: issued for the abduction of a child in your area.
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4. Is my mobile device WEA-capable? Many of the major wireless providers carry WEA-capable devices. To confirm your device is capable of receiving the alerts and are available in your area, please check with your wireless provider.
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5. What does a WEA message look like? A WEA looks like a short, text message accompanied by a special tone and vibration. The WEA message will show who is sending the alert, which in Eagle County will say EC EMO for Eagle County Emergency Management Officials; what is happening; who is affected; and what action to take.
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6.  What should I do when I receive a WEA message? Follow any action advised by the message. If needed, seek more details from local media or authorities.
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7.  What if I'm traveling? Will I receive a WEA message if I'm visiting an area where I don't live? Yes. Wireless Emergency Alerts are geographically targeted. If you travel into a threat area after an alert is first sent, your WEA-capable device will receive the message when you enter the area.
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8. Will I be charged for receiving WEA messages? No. This service is offered for free and will not count towards texting limits on your wireless plan.
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9. Does WEA know where I am? Is it tracking me? No. WEAs are broadcast from area cell towers to mobile devices in the area. Every WEA-capable phone within range receives the message.
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10.  Will a WEA message interrupt my phone conversations? No. The alert will be delayed until you finish your call.
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11.  How often will I receive WEA messages? You may get very few WEA messages or you may receive frequent messages when conditions change during an emergency. The number of messages depends on the number of imminent threats to life or property in your area.
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12. If I can’t make or receive calls or text messages due to network congestion, will I still be able to receive a WEA message? Yes. WEA messages are not affected by network congestion.
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