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.
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
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
Thompson School District
San Juan BOCES