Preparedness

preparedness: measures taken to prepare for and reduce the effects of disasters

Preparedness

Disasters and emergencies can affect anyone at any time. It is important that every individual, family, business and organization are prepared to be self-sustaining should an emergency occur. This includes being prepared in your home, workplace and everywhere in between. Immediately after an emergency, essential services may be unavailable and local disaster relief and first responders may not be able to reach you. It is important that every individual, family, business and organization are prepared to be self-sustaining for the first 72-hours following an emergency.

Hazards

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

Emergency Preparedness

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.

Preparación Emergencias

Descargar el OEM Guía de Preparación para Emergencias de Boulder, que ofrece una visión completa de cómo prepararse para los posibles riesgos y peligros en nuestra comunidad.

Be Informed

From emergency alerts that are pushed directly to your phone to up-to-date website of local emergency information, there are many resources to keep you informed before, during and after a disaster.

Make a Plan

Developing an emergency plan is an effective way to assure that everyone that you care for knows how to respond in the event of an emergency. Learn about the hazards and risks in your area, talk to members of your household about what to do in different scenarios.

Build a Kit

All residents should have some basic supplies on hand in order to survive for at least three days following an emergency. An emergency preparedness kit should be customized to meet the needs of the individual and the family.