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Letter to the editor: Emergency alerts should prioritize fire danger over masks

Debra Irvine
Breckenridge

Every weekend, for weeks now, my cellphone lights up with a “severe alert” notification for people to wear masks because of COVID-19.  

I was told these alerts are necessary to inform tourists coming into Summit County of the mask mandate. I receive fire danger notifications via text message.  

In my opinion, these mask alerts are a misuse of our emergency notification system.

I would much rather see severe alerts notifying visitors and residents of fire danger. In 2017, when we had the Peak 2 and Baldy fires, there were over 80 discovered illegal, abandoned campfires in our county.  I’m sure plenty of others went undiscovered.

Our county government leadership has its priorities wrong. 


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