Boulder Office of Emergency Management

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management (OEM) plans, coordinates and supports a wide-range of activities that help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and large-scale emergencies, while also reducing vulnerabilities to hazards.

Emergency Status

For updates on emergencies and severe weather updates, click the button below.


Emergency Messages Sign-Up

Sign-up at to receive messages about imminent threats and hazards by text message, email, and/or on your cell, home or work phone. For more …

Emergency warning sirens testing scheduled

Emergency warning sirens testing scheduled

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Boulder County and the City of Boulder, will begin audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 1.

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Download the Boulder OEM Emergency Preparedness Guide, which provides a comprehensive view on how to prepare for the possible risks and hazards in our community.

Employee Emergency Information

Employee Emergency Information

The All-Hazards Alert System (AHA) is a way of quickly determining the current threat level of an emergency, and a basic idea of the nature of the threat using the common green, yellow & red symbols.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a framework that guides our communities in making decisions and developing policies to reduce or eliminate risk to life and property. As we update our plan, we’d love to hear from you!

By taking this survey, your answers will help the Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee determine the concerns and questions the community has about the hazards we face and guide discussions throughout the revision process.

Disaster Preparedness

Disasters and emergencies impact all segments of society. Proactive emergency preparedness increases the overall resiliency of our community.

Be Informed

There are many ways to get information before, during and after an emergency. Take steps to get informed about the warning systems available.


Boulder County and the incorporated cities within are susceptible to a wide-range of hazards, both natural and man-made.