Emergency Management Agency Advisories
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Note: this is not a warning system. Unfortunately, your vendor (AT&T, Verizon, Union, etc.) controls when they actually deliver the text messages, emails, or whether the phone call goes to voice mail or actually rings through. So, for warnings, please listen for the sirens, monitor weather radio, and listen to the Emergency Alert System on your local radio and TV stations.
Campbell County uses it's CodeRED notification system to provide Voice, eMail and Text Messages to it's employees about facility closings.
County Employees MUST create their own account in CodeRED's Community Group Enrollment (CGE) system in order to receive these messages. You aren't automatically signed up for these messages by virtue of being a county employee.
If you are a member of the public and would also like to know when the facilities are closed by some special event (Utility Problems, Equipment Breakdowns, Snow Days, etc.), you can also select this option during your registration to receive CCEMA notices.
While creating your account, there is an option to select from a list of "Tags" These are internal filters we can use to select specific groups, such as certain offices, only courthouse based employees, etc for some notifications. Please select all that apply to you. (Co. [Office] Employees, Courthouse Based Employees, Co. Department Heads, etc.)
Of course, if you're not a county employee, the tags won't apply to you.
The National Weather services issues "Red Flag Warnings," also known as Fire Weather Warnings, to inform firefighters and land management officials that conditions are ideal for fires to start and spread rapidly.
These conditions include low humidity, hot, dry weather and a strong or erratic winds...all which increase the probability of a quickly spreading fire if one get's started.
As a service to Campbell County residents, CCEMA will send you a notification when Fire Weather Watches or Red Flag Warnings are issued for anywhere in Campbell County.
Remember, if you start a fire, you own the consequences
YOU will be liable for the damage the fire causes…so if it burns up your neighbor’s house, pasture, fences, livestock…or worse yet, someone is injured or killed…you could be paying for that the rest of your life.
In the City of Gillette
Open Burning is banned all year long…meaning you can’t EVER burn weeds, trash, etc. within the City Limits at any time of the year…that’s always illegal.
In the Town of Wright
Open burning is also banned inside the Town of Wright unless you have the permission of both the Wright Fire Department AND the Town of Wright. If fire danger is high, they won’t grant you permission.
In Campbell County
Even though burning is allowed in the county except when specific fire bans are typically issued when it dries out in the summer and fall and fire conditions are high, leading to a county-wide burn ban being passed and publicized.
If you’re in the county and planning a controlled burn when there aren’t restrictions…you still need to call the Sheriff’s Office at 682-7271 and let them know your burn plans.
They will advise if it’s dangerous right now due to fire weather conditions…plus they’ll take some of your contact information and not send a bunch of visitors with red lights and sirens your way when your neighbors don’t know what you’re doing, see the smoke and call 9-1-1.