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.
Frostbite and hypothermia are cold-related emergencies that may quickly become life or limb threatening. Preventing cold-related emergencies can be as simple as not starting an activity in, on or around cold water unless you know you can get help quickly in an emergency.
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.
Can you catch this invisible killer? Carbon Monoxide, or CO, is an odorless, colorless gas that can cause sudden illness and death. Cooking and heating are the most common causes of Carbon Monoxide poisoning at home. Installing Carbon Monoxide detectors throughout your home is the best way to prevent poisoning from this silent killer.
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 2018”. Take action today with any of these steps:
The holiday season is upon us! READYColorado hopes your festivities are filled with friends, family, and safety!
Whenever winter weather arrives, remember this simple message: Get to where you need to be before the weather gets bad! In other words, stay off the roads when it snows!
- Most winter storm deaths result from vehicle or other transportation accidents caused by ice and snow.
- Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle, snow or dense fog.
- Serious conditions are often underestimated and they make driving, and even walking outside, very hazardous.
Think about, explore and plan for alternate routes now:
Title: Flu Prevention Starts with You
Flu prevention starts with you. The Centers for Disease Control says “Take 3” Actions to fight the flu. Taking the time to take care of yourself and your loved ones is not complicated but can greatly impact your health and those within your community.
Colorado DHSEM is a Proud Partner of the Mitigation Workshop
The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA), the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) invite you to a one-day workshop on implementing land use solutions that reduce the impacts of hazards in your community.