Sign Up For Emergency Alerts
First and foremost, you need to be signed up for emergency alerts. This is for residents AND guests!
- Residents can sign up at NoCoAlerts.org for various notification options
- Guests can text EPAlerts to 888777
Make sure you can be reached!
If you put your phone on "Do Not Distub", you need to enable Everbridge (the notification system) to still reach you.
Step 1: Download this Everbridge contact cardEverbridge Notifications.vcf
Step 2: Enable this contact to contact you even when you are in "Do Not Disturb".
- Everbridge messages are for emergencies only, so every message is important!
- iPhone directions: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212608
- Android directions: https://blog.google/products/android/android-focus-mode/
If we can't reach you, we can't alert you! On larger incidents we may use Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA), which is the same system as Amber Alerts. Make sure you have these enabled so you can always be reached in an emergency.
Go Kits & Preparing for Evacuation Resources
We never hope to evacuate the community, but know we must be prepared for the possibility. There are steps you can take to be ready.EVFPD Information Guide-Assembling a Go Kit.pdfEVFPD IG Spanish-Assembling a Go Kit.pdfEVFPD Information Guide-Preparing for Evacuation.pdfEVFPD IG Spanish-Preparing for Evacuation.pdf
Pay Attention to Critical Weather
Know More Than One Way Out
- For fires, move out of the path of the fires are driven by wind and topography
- In Estes, expect fires to move fastest to the east
- For flooding, move to higher ground
Depending on the season and the incident, there are five (5) ways out of town. Know more than one way out in case of traffic or a route is impacted by the incident.
- NORTH - County Road 43 towards Glen Haven
- NORTHEAST - Highway 34 towards Loveland
- SOUTHEAST - Highway 36 towards Lyons
- SOUTH - Highway 7 towards Lyons (or 72 to Nederland)
- WEST - Highway 34 and Highway 36 towards Grand Lake (Trail Ridge Road)