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.
Are you getting ready to do some spring cleaning? If you are like most of us, you will toss out some papers as spring nears. April also happens to be Records and Information Management month. Identity thieves know that we often toss out valuable information during a spring cleaning purge, and they are on the lookout for anything they can grab that will help them steal your identity. Below are a few tips to keep your identity safe while you freshen up your home.
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!
According to SafeKids.org, 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.
Colorado Business Emergency Operations Center
The mission of the Business Emergency Operations Center (BEOC) will be to facilitate communication and operational coordination between the private sector and the State’s Emergency Operations Center during a disaster, emergency or a planned special event.
Establishing a BEOC in Colorado will create a two-way information sharing system:
Each winter, after the ice forms on Colorado’s waters, outdoor enthusiasts enjoy ice fishing, ice skating and other fun winter sports. Before going out onto a frozen lake, pond or river, it is important to take safety precautions to reduce the risk of falling through the ice. Knowing how to judge ice conditions will also help you make more informed decisions while enjoying winter.
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.
Burn Awareness Week, observed February 4-10, 2018, is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.