Teller County Office of Emergency Management
"To Prepare, Prevent, Respond, Recover and Mitigate All Hazards"

PO Box 959 / 112 N. "A" Street, Cripple Creek  CO 80813
Phone: 719.686.7990    Fax 719.686.7915

No burn restrictionNo burn restrictions at this time

Beginning January 1, 2023, all secure transportation businesses must be licensed by the county in which they operate. All Secure Transportation Service businesses must be licensed, and all secure transportation vehicles must be permitted. More Information - Secure Transportation Services Licensing

Contact Information

Teller County Centennial Building - 112 N. "A" Street, Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719.686.7990    Fax: 719.686.7915
Mailing Address: PO Box 959  Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Jay Teague - Director

Mission Statement

The Teller County Office of Emergency Management is committed to building and sustaining professional, collaborative relationships with local, regional, state, and federal agencies; community organizations and private sector partners to reduce vulnerability to all-hazard emergency or disasters, be they natural, man-made or acts of terrorism; and to coordinate with all jurisdictions to prepare for, respond to, recover from and mitigate all hazard incidents to ensure the protection of life, property, and the health and safety of our citizens.

Are You Ready?

The Teller County Office of Emergency Management encourages citizens to take steps toward preparing themselves and their families for emergencies. The Teller County Emergency Preparedness Guide-
When Disaster Strikes Home is a comprehensive guide for citizens, with information on preparing for natural, man-made and acts of terrorism emergencies and disasters events.

Peak Alerts is the Emergency Notifications System for the El Paso and Teller County region. Sign up for Peak Alerts so you can receive emergency and non-emergency notifications delivered to your phones, text, email, Everbridge app, and social media.  Please view Peak Alerts instructional video if you need more information on how to complete your sign up. 
Peak Alerts

Below are some other helpful links to valuable emergency and disaster preparedness information and resources:
    ◦ Wildfire Preparedness
    ◦ When Disaster Strikes Home
    ◦ Ready Your Business - Emergency Planning
    ◦ Ready, Set, Go! Wildland Fire Preparedness Program
    ◦ American Red Cross

Communications Improvement Form

Teller Co Community Emergency Response Team
Interested in joining or have questions, contact our CERT Coordinator at or call 719-304-5803.

Interested in joining the LEPC committee or have questions, contact us at or call 719-686-7990. LEPC meets quarterly on the first Thursday of the month, 8 AM @ Divide Fire Station; 103 County Road 51, Divide, CO 80814.

Next meeting dates are:
August 3rd, 2023
November 2nd, 2023
 February 1st, 2024
May 2nd, 2024

Teller County OEM receives educational demonstration on the dangers surrounding electrical lines.

Homeland Security

Our Nation was dramatically changed following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. These attacks required our country to refocus on the threat environments that our Nation faced to include not only the traditional spectrum of manmade and natural hazards – fires, floods, storms, hazardous material releases, pandemics, drought and disruptions to energy and information technology infrastructure – but also the deadly and devastating terrorist arsenal of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and high-yield explosive weapons.

Following Presidential Directives and Federal Homeland Security doctrine, in August 2003 by Executive Order, the Governor of Colorado established nine (9) Homeland Security Regions within the State. Teller County is part of the South Central All Hazards Homeland Security Region that includes El Paso, Park, Chaffee and Lake Counties. These creation of the regions was completed to foster the development of professional relationships, and establishment of partnerships among local, county, district and state emergency response agencies; non-profit and community organizations, and private business to enhance resources and capabilities to prepare, prevent, respond and recover for all hazard disaster or emergency incidents.
For more information, please go to South Central All Hazards Homeland Security Region.