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 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.
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.
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.
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 (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.
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.
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 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.
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.