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READYColorado Blog: National Telecommunicator’s Week and 911 Education Month

An emergency arises and you call 9-1-1 for help, but you don’t know what to tell the dispatcher because you’ve suddenly forgotten your address. Being prepared can help eliminate some of the stress that sets in during emergencies. National Public Safety Telecommunicator’s Week and 9-1-1 Education Month serve as important reminders that being prepared can make all the difference.

READYColorado Blog: National Window Safety Week: Five Minutes of Prevention

According to, window falls account for about eight deaths and 3,300 injuries among children five and younger each year.  National Window Safety Week is designed to heighten the awareness of what can be done to help keep families safe from the risk of accidental falls or injuries in the home. Falls from a window are extremely dangerous, especially for children, and can cause serious injuries or death.

READYColorado Blog: Hazardous Materials and Household Chemical Safety

Hazardous materials, more commonly referred to as chemicals, are used regularly in our daily lives.  A hazardous material is any solid, liquid, or gas that can cause harm to humans and other living organisms.  Many products containing hazardous chemicals are routinely used and stored in homes.  They are used to grow our food, clean our homes, fuel our cars, and purify our water, which means we have to be careful about how we use and store these chemicals. 

READYColorado Blog: Resolve to be #COReady. Preparedness Starts with You.

Preparedness starts with you.  As you begin considering your 2018 resolutions we ask you to consider dedicating this year to preparedness.  We hope you will join us in making Colorado the most prepared state in the nation.

You can start today by “Resolving to be #COReady in 2019”.  Take action today with any of these steps:

FEMA Seeks Feedback on Supply Chain Resilience Guide

A message from DHSEM's Private Sector Liaison
Private sector stakeholders may be particularly interested in the six-step process described in Comprehensive Preparedness Guide (CPG) 101: Developing and Maintaining Emergency Operations Plans that focus on supply chain operations.  Below is a statement from FEMA with a request for your feedback on the Supply Chain Resilience Guide