Emergency Preparedness Information

Additional Resources

  • Colorado Office of Emergency Management

    CDEM is responsible for the state's comprehensive emergency management program which supports local and state agencies. Activities and services cover the four phases of emergency management: Preparedness, Prevention, Response, and Recovery for disasters like flooding, tornadoes, wildfire, hazardous materials incidents, and acts of terrorism.

  • FEMA

    FEMA has more than 2,600 full time employees. They work at FEMA headquarters in Washington D.C., at regional and area offices across the country, the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center, and the National Emergency Training Center in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

  • Local and National Fire News

  • Mile High Regional Trauma Advisory Committee

    The Mile-High Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council (otherwise known as RETAC) is the representative body for Adams County, Arapahoe County, the City and County of Broomfield, the City and County of Denver, Douglas County, and Elbert County. This RETAC is organized and authorized by the Statewide Trauma Care System Act codified at Part VII, Title 25, of the Colorado Revised Statutes, as amended.

  • National Interagency Coordination Center

    The National Interagency Coordination Center (NICC) is the focal point for coordinating the mobilization of resources for wildland fire and other incidents throughout the United States. Located in Boise, Idaho, the NICC also provides Intelligence and Predictive Services related-products designed to be used by the internal wildland fire community for wildland fire and incident management decision-making.

  • National Interagency Fire Center

  • National Weather Service

    The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, hydrologic, and climate forecasts and warnings for the United States, its territories, adjacent waters and ocean areas, for the protection of life and property and the enhancement of the national economy.

  • NOAA Weather Radio

    NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) is a nationwide network of radio stations broadcasting continuous weather information direct from a nearby National Weather Service office. NWR broadcasts National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other hazard information 24 hours a day.

  • Pike National Forest

    In addition, the Pike National Forest may have restrictions on some activities. For updated fire restriction information within the Pike National Forest, call the South Platte Ranger District at 303.275.5610.

    The Pike & San Isabel National Forests, Cimarron & Comanche National Grasslands (PSICC) are nearly 3 million acres and perhaps the most diverse of all national forests. Visitors can choose from the short grass prairies of the eastern grasslands to the alpine tundra of our norther districts and all of the variety in between.

  • Rocky Mountain Area Fire and Aviation Management

    The National Website for Geographic Area Coordination Centers (GACC) is your portal to each GACC website throughout the United States and Alaska. The GACC website is designed primarily for the local and geographic area wildland fire manager, who is in need of making on-the-ground firefighting and wildland fire management decisions.

  • Storm Ready

    Storm Ready is a nationwide program that began in the summer of 2000. It is a voluntary program designed to help counties and communities take a proactive approach to the types and kinds of severe weather that affect their areas by improving local hazardous weather operations and heightening public awareness.

  • Tri-County Health

    Across the nation, public health agencies are being included in all levels of emergency preparedness and planning, including helping residents make their own family disaster plan and emergency preparedness kits.

Emergency Management

4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.660.7589
Fax: 303.814.8790
Email Contact

Office Hours:

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Tim Johnson
Emergency Management Director
TMJohnso@dcsheriff.net

Douglas County Sheriff

Justice Center

4000 Justice Way
Castle Rock, CO 80109
Phone: 303.660.7505

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.


Highlands Ranch Substation

9250 Zotos Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
Phone: 303.784.7800

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.


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