Emergency and Disaster Preparedness

Be In The Know – Sign-up for area alerts

Get alerts about emergencies and other important community news in our area by signing up for both Pitkin and Eagle Counties’ Emergency Alert Programs. These systems provide subscribers with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons, and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. All systems in our area run on a platform called Everbridge, however they are not connected.
It is recommended that Roaring Fork Valley residents in the Basalt/Midvalley area subscribe to both the Pitkin County and Eagle County systems and not just the county in which they work or live. Our area has many jurisdictions and in many cases, one county will be responsible for communicating with the public, with that information being forwarded to the next system. This will result in a delay, so the fastest way to get information in an emergency is to subscribe to both.
You can opt-in to receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, and text messages. Subscribers can also identify if they have special needs such as a disability or other medical need that would be important for first responders to know in an emergency.

Pitkin Alert (Pitkin County) | Sign-up here 

For registration assistance, please call the PitkinAlert Help Desk at (970) 429-6183. Please leave a message and your call will be returned. Non-emergency questions regarding published alerts should be directed to the Communications Dispatch Center at (970) 920-5310.  Please do NOT call 911 with non-emergency questions.

EC Alert (Eagle County) | Sign-up here 

For registration assistance, please call (970) 328-3545.

Garfield County Emergency Alerts | Sign-up here

For registration assistance, information or questions regarding the emergency notification system, please contact the Garfield County Communications Authority at (970) 625-8095 or support@garco911.com.

Residents living or working in Garfield County may also want to sign-up for Garco 911 updates.

Road Conditions | cotrip.org

The latest road conditions can be found on the CO Department of Transportation’s website cotrip.org.

You can also sign up for text alerts and updates on road closures at https://511.cotrip.org. This is one of the fastest ways to learn about I-70 and other road closures.

Post-Lake Christine Fire

For text updates specific to Lake Christine burn scar events, text LCFLOOD to 888777

Important Facebook pages

Basalt Police Department
Roaring Fork Fire Rescue
Basalt & Rural Fire Protection District
Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office
Eagle County Sheriff’s Office

Other resources

National Council for Aging Care: Disaster Preparedness: A Complete Guide For Seniors