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Design Work Begins on Private Sector and Business EOC Platform

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.  

READYColorado Blog: If you fly, We Can't

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:

READYColorado Blog: Always Swim With a Buddy

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:

READYColorado Blog: Mental Health and Coping with Traumatic Events

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.

READYColorado Blog: Flood Insurance: What is covered?

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.

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