416 Fire Updates

Air Quality The 416 Fire continues to burn west of Hermosa along Highway 550 in La Plata County. This fire may impact air quality in the region. Fine particles in smoke are respiratory irritants, and exposures to high concentrations can cause persistent cough, phlegm, wheezing, and difficulty breathing. If you or a family [...]

By | 2018-07-11T12:50:49+00:00 July 6th, 2018|Air Quality, Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates, Recent News|Comments Off on 416 Fire Updates

416 Fire Reentry

In partnership with Fort Lewis College, La Plata County and the Rocky Mountain Type 1 Incident Management Team, a new interactive map is available to show residents whether their home is under evacuation or pre-evacuation order, as well as how far the structure is from the 416 Fire perimeter. The new fire evacuation map [...]

By | 2018-06-19T09:38:34+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Food Safety, Local Wildfire Updates, Water Quality|Comments Off on 416 Fire Reentry

June is Pet Preparedness Month

Make a Plan Remember, during a disaster what’s good for you is good for your pet, so get them ready today. If you leave your pets behind, they may be lost, injured – or worse. Never leave a pet chained outdoors. Plan options include: Create a buddy system in case you’re not home. Ask [...]

By | 2018-05-31T16:25:12+00:00 May 31st, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, Local Wildfire Updates|Comments Off on June is Pet Preparedness Month

Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?

Given the busy lives we lead, planning for an emergency may not be at the top of your To Do list. However, given the one of driest winters on record, fire managers are preparing for an intense fire season ahead. The Emergency Preparedness and Response (EPR) program at San Juan Basin Public Health (SJBPH) can [...]

By | 2018-05-08T13:21:05+00:00 May 8th, 2018|Emergency Preparedness, SJBPH Columns|Comments Off on Are you and your family prepared for an emergency?
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