The month of September is appropriately National Emergency Preparedness month. Federal, state and local officials, including those in Douglas and …
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The month of September is appropriately National Emergency
Preparedness month. Federal, state and local officials, including
those in Douglas and Arapahoe counties, take part in an initiative
to encourage homeowners, businesses and communities to maintain
year-round readiness in the event of an emergency.
According to the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal
Emergency Management Agency, there are three key actions each
household and business can take: 1. Prepare an emergency supply kit
— a basic emergency supply kit will create three days of
self-reliance for each family member, as well as pets; 2. Make a
plan for what to do in an emergency; and 3. Be informed about
emergencies that could happen in your community, and identify
sources of information in your community that will be helpful
before, during and after an emergency.
Recommendations on how to create an evacuation plan and gather
the necessary supplies are easy to find. READYcolorado
(www.readycolorado.com) provides a wealth of information, including
how to get involved in preparedness classes, and even has tips for
pet owners on how to prepare their furry friend for a disaster.
The Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership
(www.thecepp.org) is a collaborative enterprise created by the
Denver Police Foundation, Business Executives for National Security
and the Philanthropy Roundtable. It is a broad coalition to
implement a voluntary, all-hazards partnership between business and
The North Central All-Hazards Emergency Management Region,
(www.ncrcolorado.org), which encompasses Douglas and Arapahoe
counties, has an entire section on its website devoted to citizen
preparedness. It also provides links to federal emergency
preparedness sites like Citizen Corps, (www.citizencorps.gov) whose
motto is “Uniting Communities, Preparing the Nation.”
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