Health and Safety


Air Quality and Smoke

Learn to use the visibility method to estimate health effects of smoke in the air.

Crisis Services

A wildfire and the disruption that comes with it can lead to feelings of sadness, anger, orSLVBHG anxiety. If you find you are having difficulty coping, contact San Luis Valley Behavioral Health Group. Go to for information or call (719) 589-3671. Crisis services are available 24/7.

Drinking Water

Well water testing kits are available at the Costilla County Public Health Agency   and the Blanca/Ft. Garland Community Center. See Wells and Septic on our Utilities Page.

Flushing Refrigerator Water Line 


Tetanus (Tdap) vaccinations are recommended for those returning into a burn area and begining the work of cleanup. Vaccinations are still available through either Costilla County Public Health (719-672-3332) or Alamosa County Public Health (719-589-6639).


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