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Emergency Management


Emergency Management Coordinator


Mathew Valdez
(719) 580-5442

Emergency Management Coordinator:

Managed and implemented the Emergency Management role of government at the local level in Costilla County.
  • Development the Costilla County Emergency Operations Plan.
  • Developed an integrated Emergency Management System.
  • Prepared plans in identifying local hazards, their characteristics, threat locations, probabilities of occurrence, and potential impact on people, property, and the environment.
  • Implemented contingency plans for the provision of essential public safety services during major disruption of public utilities.


 In the event of an emergency it is imperative for public safety official to be able to reach everyone – especially the most vulnerable to risk – within the affected community. If an emergency were to occur, emergency officials may activate the local Emergency Alert System to broadcast messages.


Safety officials may also use the Community Notification Enrollment System (CODERED) to supply residents – in the affected area – with the latest information via phone through a recorded emergency message. Individuals who have not yet registered their contact information may do by login on to the Community Notification Enrollment System.


In case of an emergency, the system will use its database of phone numbers and physical addresses to contact anyone within the affected area. Depending on the nature of the emergency, the system may attempt to leave a voicemail if the user is unable to answer. (Please note that users must enter both a phone number and valid physical address at the time of registration. Emergency messages may incur mobile phone usage charges. Phones will only be contacted in the event of an emergency.)




The Costilla County Emergency Management is an organization utilized by the county and the incorporated areas therein to manage and coordinate the overall response and recovery activities during periods of emergency/disaster resulting from a natural or human-caused hazard.