Boulder OEM coordinates with many response agencies based on command, function, jurisdictional authority and mutual-aid agreements. These partners include:
Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) Group
The Boulder Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is uniquely staffed by a group of subject matter experts known collectively as our Multi-Agency Coordination (MAC) group. The MAC group is made up of representatives from numerous City of Boulder and Boulder County departments, non-profit organizations active in disaster, and the private sector. These dedicated professionals provide the foundation of the EOC.
The MAC group is organized into Emergency Support Functions (ESFs) that are divided into four main sections: Operations, Community Services, Situational Awareness, and Resource Mobilization.
Local First Response Agencies
Boulder OEM coordinates with many first responder agencies based on command, function, jurisdictional authority and mutual-aid agreements. These partners include:
Law Enforcement Agencies: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Police Department, Erie Police Department, Lafayette Police Department, Louisville Police Department, Nederland Police Department, Ward Marshall
Fire/EMS/Search and Rescue Agencies: Allenspark Fire, American Medical Response (AMR), Big Elk, Meadows Fire, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Fire Management, Boulder Emergency Squad, Boulder Fire Department, Boulder Mountain Fire, Boulder Rural Fire, Coal Creek Fire, Fou Mmile Fire, Front Range Rescue Dogs, Gold Hill Fire, Hygiene Fire, Indian Peaks Fire, Jamestown Fire, Lafayette Fire, Lefthand Fire, Longmont Emergency Unit, Louisville Fire, Lyons Fire, Mountain View Fire, Nederland Fire, Pinewood Springs Fire, Rocky Mountain Fire, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Sugarloaf Fire, Sunshine Fire, Timberline Fire
Boulder County Amateur Radio Emergency Services (BCARES)
BCARES is a volunteer organization of licensed Amateur Radio enthusiasts formed for the expressed purpose of providing communication and public service pertaining to the protection of life and/or property, in support of local, state, and federal agencies who may need supplemental communication in times of natural or man-made events.
Please visit their website for more information: http://bouldercountyares.org/.
InterMountain Alliance (IMA)
The IMA offers a forum for mountain communities to assist each other in preparing for disaster and in planning for our future. The IMA has representatives from a number of mountain communities, both incorporated and unincorporated, including Allenspark, Lyons, Nederland, Ward, Gold Hill, Jamestown, Bar-K, and Left Hand Canyon and its meetings are also attended by a variety of local, state and federal agencies, and non-profits.
Please visit their website for more information: http://www.intermountainalliance.org/.
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
The Boulder County LEPC works with the community to identify industrial hazardous materials and keep the community informed of the potential risk. All companies that have certain types and quantities of hazardous chemicals must report annually to the LEPC. If the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires your company to keep a Safety Data Sheet (SDS, formerly Material Safety Data Sheet, or MSDS) on file for any chemicals stored or used in the workplace, and the chemical(s) is stored in quantities equal to or greatest than the Threshold Planning Quantity (TPQ) for that chemical, then you must report it. The public is encouraged to participate in the process.
For more information about the Boulder County LEPC, contact the Boulder Office of Emergency Management at (303) 441-3390 or visit the LEPC webpage
National Weather Service (NWS) Boulder Forecast Office
Boulder OEM has partnered and collaborated with the NWS Boulder Forecast Office for years in order to be better prepared to respond to severe weather in our area. The City of Boulder and Boulder County are both StormReady® communities, a program that focused on communication and safety skills needed to save lives and property before, during and after an event.
For updated weather information, please visit: https://www.weather.gov/bou/.
Boulder County Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
The Boulder County VOAD (BoCoVOAD) is to unite the efforts of community, government, faith based organizations, businesses and non-profit organizations to provide collaborative support, holistic response, and effective relief to people affected by disaster in Boulder County and surrounding communities. The Boulder County VOAD strives to connect community and business leaders, government representatives, and voluntary organizations in planning and preparedness before disaster events occur.
Please visit their website for more information: http://bocovoad.org/.