Las Animas-Huerfano Counties District Health Department

serving two counties with one common goal


Contact Information

Rob Bukovac
Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
719-846-2213 Ext. 12

Kristy Toupal
Public Information Officer
719-846-2213 Ext. 22



Emergency Preparedness & Response


Working with Our Partners to Improve the Health and Safety of Las Animas and Huerfano Counties.

Since 2003, public health agencies around the world have been preparing for threats such as natural disasters, terrorist attacks and pandemics. In Las Animas and Huerfano Counties Public Health, we have been working to increase our capacity to respond to emergencies by strengthening old partnerships and creating new ones.

The program involves state, regional, and local emergency response partners working with the public to enhance the overall ability of communities in the South Region (Custer, Fremont, Huerfano, Las Animas, and Pueblo counties) to prepare for and respond to all hazards that they might face, particularly those hazards that potentially impact the public’s health.

The Emergency Preparedness and Response program is dedicated to providing helpful and informative resources in the areas of disease, natural disaster, terrorism and other emergency threats.

Other Information

Is your family ready for emergencies? There are many resources to help you get started.

Be Informed, Make a Kit; and Make a Plan.

For Kids:
FEMA Ready Kids - Meet the mountain lion family as they prepare their home and family for emergencies. Join them through games, checklists, crosswords, a scavenger hunt and other ways that make planning fun. Grover and Sesame Street Friends are also there to help you prepare.