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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. 

READYColorado Blog: National Drug Facts Week: Shatter the Myths

When teens are given the scientific facts about drugs they can be better prepared to make good decisions for themselves and they can share this information with others.  National Drug Facts Week began in 2010 by National Institute on Drug Abuse scientists to promote educational events and opportunities for teens to learn about drug use and addition.  Follow the hashtags #drugfacts or #NDAFW this week to shatter the myths surrounding drug use.

READYColorado Blog: Avalanches a Slippery Slope to Danger

Extreme Skiing Mixed with Extreme Conditions Warrant Extreme Preparedness. According to the National Ski Patrol, the growing interest in free skiing and riding is pushing more skiers and snowboarders to venture outside of ski area boundaries in search of perfect powder. However beautiful the back country may be, those pristine slopes come with multiple risks, and one of the most significant is the risk of avalanche.

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