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


Fire safety reminders for Eagle County

Eagle County is still below threshold conditions for implementing fire restrictions on non-federal lands within the county, however, officials would like to urge extreme caution to those who wish to conduct open burning.

Authorities would like to remind users that there is still potential for fire to get out of control quickly. To ensure that you are not the cause of an escaped fire, use the following tips: Douse campfires with water, stir and douse again. The fire area should be cold to the touch before it is abandoned. Use common sense when igniting a fire. Use a fire pit or fire ring to contain your burn. All fires should be attended at all times.

Colorado Air Pollution Control laws are regulated by the Colorado Department of Health. These laws prohibit open burning in most situations other than campfires unless a permit has been obtained from the appropriate pollution-control authority. For assistance in obtaining an open burning permit please contact Eagle County's wildfire mitigation specialist at 970-328-8742.

For more information contact:

• Eagle River Fire Protection District: 748-9665
• Basalt and Rural Fire Protection District: 704-0675
• Greater Eagle Fire Protection District: 328-7244
• Gypsum Fire Protection District: 524-7101
• Vail Fire and Emergency Services: 479-2250
• Eagle County Sheriff’s Office: 328-8500
• BLM Office, Glenwood Springs: 947-2800
• USFS Office, Eagle: 328-6388
• USFS Office, Minturn: 827-5715