Emergency preparedness resources for health facilities

Resources and information to help planning teams develop, implement and maintain emergency operations plans.
In the event your health facility activates your emergency plan, please notify the emergency response coordinator at (w) 303-692-2819, (c) 720-291-5929,  Melanie.Roth-Lawson@state.co.us or 1-877-518-5608
Steps for health facility planning teams:
1. Define hazards in the community that could affect facility:
  • Building characteristics.
  • Staff.
  • Location.
  • Residents’ capabilities.
  • Transportation.
  • Other parameters unique to the facility.
2. Modify, change or create emergency operations plan that works for facility and employees.
3. Determine steps staff members will take for each disaster scenario, drawing on these resources:
  • Information/resources.
  • Toolkit for emergency planning.
  • Emergency operations plans.
  • Standard operating procedures.
  • Get a list of county emergency managers and sheriffs.
  • Emergency preparedness resources for nursing homes.
Specific to health professionals
List of basic toolkit documents 
Toolkit, rating residents' evacuation capabilities, instructions and requirements for rating residents
Toolkit, individual worksheets
List of documents and forms 
Planning documents, facility responsibilities 
Toolkit documents, additional resources 
Toolkit documents, 96-hour resource kit
List of toolkit documents
DISCLAIMER: Sample emergency operations plans, examples, forms and templates including, but not limited to, the Memorandum of Agreement or Understanding provided herein, while authoritative, are intended for informational and guidance purposes only. We assume no responsibility for facility use of such plans, examples and templates. The facility assumes all risk of such use. Facilities are advised to consult with their legal and insurance advisers concerning legal and liability issues associated with the adoption and implementation of an emergency operations plan.