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READYColorado Blog: Spring Cleaning: Keeping Your Identity Clean

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.

READYColorado Blog: National Telecommunicator's Week

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

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.

Why a Colorado BEOC

Colorado Business Emergency Operations Center

BEOC Mission

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.  

Value Proposition

Establishing a BEOC in Colorado will create a two-way information sharing system: 

READYColorado Blog: Frozen Pond and Lake Safety

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.

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. 

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