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Weld County finalizes Emergency Operations Plan

Posted on 02/21/2020
Weld County finalizes Emergency Operations Plan

Renewing its commitment to keep Weld County responsive and functional during emergency situations, the Board of Commissioners recently approved an updated Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

“Over the past 18 months, the board has worked with Office of Emergency Management staff to make changes to the EOP,” Weld County Commissioner Chair Mike Freeman said. “These changes ensure our county will be prepared to respond quickly and start recovery immediately.”

Last updated in 2015, the EOP guides how the county will respond to emergencies and natural or man-made disasters. The plan encompasses the roles, responsibilities and actions of each department within the county and outside organizations that assist in disaster response.

As part of a collaborative effort between the commissioners and Office of Emergency Management (OEM), recent updates include better defining the responsibilities the Department of Finance and Administration, Department of Public Works and Department of Buildings and Grounds play in the plan. Per state statute, Weld County’s EOP needs to be up-to-date to receive funding from the state in the event of a disaster.

“We’ve had this plan in place for years,” Weld County OEM Director Roy Rudisill said. “But we needed to make updates to stay on top of state guidelines so we can continue providing the best emergency operations to residents.”

For more information about Weld County’s emergency operations, visit