OEM/Search and Rescue

Our Mission:

To monitor the potential for natural and man made disasters which could affect all or part of La Plata County. Provide educational material and information to the general public and citizens of La Plata County regarding those potential hazards and disasters and develop plans in accordance with state laws. Assist the Board of County Commissioner and Sheriff in the coordination of emergency response during disasters and large emergencies.

Have you registered your cell or internet phone with 9-1-1?

La Plata County’s emergency notification system (commonly referred to as “Reverse 9-1-1”) now includes cell phones and VoIP (Voice over Internet Protocol).  If you live in La Plata County, you may now register up to five cell or Internet phone numbers with your physical street address, ensuring that you get emergency notifications even when you’re not at home or don’t have a land line.  Click here to register  

Click to Sign up for EAC

   Join us on Twitter!! LPC_OEM

For emergency fire and evacuation information, please visit our OEM blog.



At a Glance

Butch Knowlton–Office of Emergency Management Director

Contact Information

211 Rock Point Drive, 
Durango Tech Center
Durango, CO 81301 (map)

Search and Rescue Web Site

P: (970) 382-6274
F: Emergency Info: http://laplatacountyoem.blogspot.com/

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