In May, the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management posted a solicitation for database support for a Disaster Assistance Response Tool (DART) platform to support our new Private Sector Program. The Private Sector Program includes the Colorado Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC). The platform includes six modules that will allow our private sector and business communities to support disaster response and recovery efforts within Colorado.
How many electronic, internet enabled devices do you have in your home? How often are you, your family, and your children sending and receiving information via the internet?
An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard – instead, the UAS is controlled from an operator on the ground.
When you fly a drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules and the “No Drone Zones” established during wildland fires. During the month of June there have been times that drones caused wildland fire aircraft to be grounded during fires, including the 416 Fire.
UAS Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility
That means following the rules:
Take the Pledge to be Safe!
Fireworks caused an estimated 11,100 injuries in the United States according to a Consumer Product Safety Council 2016 Fireworks Annual Report. Join READYColorado and the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management teams in pledging to celebrate safely and smartly this Fourth of July week.
Playing at a water park, by a lake or in a pool are all popular summer activities especially on a hot Colorado day. Swimming is a great recreational sport that can be enjoyed by people of all ages, but it is important to know how to be safe while you are in the water. The American Red Cross and Safe Kids Worldwide offers these important swimming safety tips you should take into consideration before you head out to the lake or pool:
Psychological trauma is an emotionally painful, shocking, stressful and sometimes life-threatening experience. It may or may not involve physical injuries and can result from the impact of distressing events. These situations may also be natural disasters such as a tornado or earthquake. The events can also be human caused from a car accident, crime, or terror attack.
Have you experienced flood damage to your home or business as a result of Colorado rainstorms? There are always many questions from the community on what is covered by insurance companies or other programs. The first step is to meet with your insurance agent to review your policy. Flood damage is covered under a separate flood insurance policy and not under your general policy. Flood insurance is purchased directly from your insurance agent.
Did you know that 267 Colorado cities and towns and all of Colorado’s 64 counties have been identified as being at risk for flooding? Colorado’s landscape and ever-changing weather not only creates a beautiful state, but it also creates potentially powerful flood hazard.
Summer fun in Colorado often involves some time cooling off in a local lake, swimming pool or boating on the high mountain lakes and rivers. To help you and your family stay safe around bodies of water, follow these water safety tips.
The nationwide "If You See Something, Say Something" public awareness campaign was created to raise public awareness of indicators of terrorism and terrorism-related crime, and to emphasize the importance of reporting suspicious activity to the proper local law enforcement authorities.