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New Campaigns

 National Preparedness Month
  • September 2014
  • Week 1 - September 1-7: How to Reconnect with Family After a Disaster.
  • Week 2 - September 8-14: Know How to Plan for Specific Needs before a Disaster.
  • Week 3 - September 15-21: How to Build an Emergency Kit.
  • Week 4 & 5 - September 22-30: How to Practice for an Emergency.
  • National Preparedness Month discussion thread in the National Preparedness Community
National Suicide Prevention Week
  • September 8-14, 2014
  • National Suicide Prevention Week is the Monday through Sunday surrounding World Suicide Prevention Day, September 10th.
  • During this week, schools, mental health providers, faith congregations, businesses, and others are encouraged to hold outreach and awareness events for suicide prevention across the United States.
Colorado Safe Schools Month



The purpose of Businesses Assisting Schools in Communities Prepare (BASIC Prep) is to enhance emergency preparedness and safety planning initiatives in Colorado schools by aligning districts and individual schools with appropriate business sector partners.

What is BASIC Prep?

This program is intended to help schools create sustainable preparedness strategies for human-caused and natural disasters, while providing business partners the opportunity to share expertise and/or resources and increase their profile and value to Colorado communities.


Participation in the BASIC Prep pilot program is strictly voluntary for both schools and businesses. The purpose of the pilot program is to test this collaboration idea, identify challenges and provide tools and templates to be used for a larger rollout across the state. In order to be successful, it is critical that both parties agree on roles, responsibilities and expectations prior to beginning a pilot program project.

BASIC Prep Brochure
BASIC Prep Request for Participation

Posted August 2014. Requests for pilot program participation from school districts or businesses will be accepted immediately until five schools have been matched with appropriate businesses.

Current partners include:

  • American Red Cross

  • ADPS, LLC & 2ELK Consulting

  • Boulder Valley School District

  • City and County of Denver Office of Emergency Management

  • Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Colorado School Safety Resource Center, Colorado Department of Public Safety

  • Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)

  • FEMA Region VIII

  • Mercury Payment Systems

  • St. Vrain Valley School District

  • GCS Security Services

  • Allegion

  • Thompson School District

  • Firestorm

  • San Juan BOCES