"OC Sheriff: The bridge to the upper entrance of Imogene will be closed off indefinitely until repairs can be done.The river is accessible for entry and exit."
ALERT!! If there are any specific, urgent or emergency alerts, I will try to get them posted right at the top of this thread ASAP. Travel/Weather/General alerts will be in bold blue text, and more serious emergencies will be marked with bold red text
If you're attending the Summit, please subscribe to this thread. It's not the sole means of emergency notifications, but it can be an aid in facilitating such communications.
This is nothing official, but I will use this thread to post general safety and security information relevant for the lead-up to and during our time in the Ouray area.
I will also use it to notify others about any wildfire or other urgent or emergency situations that need to get out to the FJC community while we're gathered together in Ouray.
I will keep this thread (well, at least this first post)
limited to things that are specifically relevant for us while we're in the Ouray area, and at the FJ Summit (i.e. there's already a thread in the Colorado section for the general issue of wildfires across the state - here
- and I would only mention any of them in here if they actually pertain to areas where we will be during this Event).
NOTE: I originally started this thread for the 2013 Summit, but have modified it for this year as best as I can. So, some of the links below may still be from past years. If you spot anything outdated, please let me know and I will try to make the appropriate updates ASAP.
All Emergencies in all locations: call 911
FJ Summit 800 Number:
This number will ring all of the directors' cell phones simultaneously.
In emergencies, please call 911 first, and then call this FJ Summit number immediately after 911
. Again, please only use this number for emergencies/near emergencies.
Local Municipality Emergency Services (taken from here)
Ouray County Sheriff:
City of Ouray Police:
Ouray Volunteer Fire Department:
Ouray County Emergency Medical Services:
San Juan County Sheriff: (970) 387-5531
Silverton Fire: (970) 387-5023
San Miguel County Sheriff: (970) 728-1911
Telluride Fire: (970) 728-3801
FIRE SAFETY / WILDFIRE INFO
Fire Bans in Colorado
Higear's 'Colorado Fire Situation' post in this thread
The Colorado Wildfires - 2014 thread
Wildfire/Emergency Agencies, Organizations, Resources, etc
Ouray County Wildfire Annual Operating Plan for 2012
Community Wildfire Protection Plan 2011
WEATHER FORECASTS, PREPAREDNESS & ALERTS
Ouray on Weather.com
Ouray 10-Day on Weather.com
Sign up for weather alerts at the Weather Channel
and/or other places here
Lightning Safety!!! (NWS
Just beyond Ouray, there are hospitals in both Montrose
(~45 minutes north
) and Durango
(~1.5 hours south
In years past, a number of people have identified themselves as EMTs, nurses and/or other first-responder, medic types (e.g. 2013
AIR QUALITY, ALTITUDE SICKNESS, etc
Colorado Air Quality Summary
(and their 'smoke outlook
The National Air Quality Index
High Altitude Sickness related threads (1
and this one
about Altitude Sickness in Dogs)
Official FJ Summit FAQ
(includes item on the Altitude issues)
SEARCH & RESCUE
Ouray Mountain Rescue Team
SAFETY PLANNING & EDUCATION
Ouray County Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
This is bear country. Check in here
if you're going to be camping
It's rare, but they do in fact come down into town on occasion. Don't worry about it, but just do the opposite = be prepared.
ROAD CONDITIONS / TRAVEL INFO
(for the trails as well as for the highways to get around in the area)
Speed Limits on NFS Roads in the Ouray Area
(Traveler information for Colorado Interstates, Highways, Road Conditions, Weather Info, Travel Times, Speeds, etc)
(Sand Dunes) (forum thread
(Colorado High Country Pass Status)
Ouray's own 4x4 Trail Conditions Page
San Juan National Forest - Recreation
(Status for Roads and Passes in the greater Ouray/Silverton/Telluride area)
Forum Thread on Trail Conditions
Here are some threads from last year (I will add/replace with threads from this year shortly)...
CB Radio advice for Summit (2013)
Ham radio questions for Summit (2013)
Alert/Notification Systems, etc
app for Android and Scanner Radio Deluxe
from the same maker for iOS.
In this app, you can use the 'Browse' feature to find feeds for a particular area. I used it to find this one in the Ouray area...
'Montrose, and Ouray Counties Public Safety'
To do so, just click 'Browse', then click 'Browse by area', then 'United States', then 'Colorado', and then choose a county of interest (Ouray, Montrose, etc) to see the feeds available in that area.
All Emergencies in all locations: 911