Preparedness Blog

2018 Burn Awareness Week

Burn Awareness Week, observed February 4-10, 2018, is designed to provide an opportunity for burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing a common burn awareness and prevention message in our communities.

According to the American Burn Association (ABA) approximately…

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Drone Awareness UAS Education

An unmanned aircraft system (UAS), sometimes called a drone, is an aircraft without a human pilot onboard – instead, the UAS is controlled by an operator on the ground.

When you fly a drone in the United States, it is your responsibility to understand and abide by the rules.

If you…

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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…

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Warming up to Cold Weather Safety

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.

Cold Weather…

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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…

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The Invisible Killer

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…

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Resolve to be Ready. Preparedness starts with you.

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…

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Wrapping up the Holiday Season Safely

The holiday season is upon us! READYColorado hopes your festivities are filled with friends, family, and safety. Holiday lighting and decorations contribute to the splendor of the season but they can also significantly increase the risk of fires and electrical injuries if not used safely. The…

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Winter Weather Travel 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 a vehicle or other transportation accidents caused by ice and snow.
•…

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Flu Prevention Start 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 are not complicated but can greatly impact your health and those…

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Preparing for Power Outages

September is National Preparedness Month!

If disaster struck today would you be prepared? Preparation begins with you and your family. Do you have a plan?

The theme for this week is power.

The loss of electrical power for a long enough time can cause serious hardships ─ particularly for…

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National Preparedness Month: Power

September is National Preparedness Month!

If disaster struck today would you be prepared? Preparation begins with you and your family. Do you have a plan?

The theme for this week is power.
The loss of electrical power for a…

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National Preparedness Month: Comunications Plan

September is National Preparedness Month!

If disaster struck today would you be prepared? Preparation begins with you and your family. Do you have a plan?

This week’s theme is setting up a family communications plan.
There’s a tornado warning near your home. You are at…

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Family Communications Plan

September is National Preparedness Month!

If disaster struck today would you be prepared? Preparation begins with you and your family. Do you have a plan?

There’s a tornado warning near your home. You are at work. One of your kids is at home. Another child is at school. How do you get…

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National Preparedness Month: Flood

September is National Preparedness Month!

If disaster struck today would you be prepared? Preparation begins with you and your family. Do you have a plan?

The theme for this week is flooding.
Did you know that flood-prone areas have been identified in 267 cities and…

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National Preparedness Month: Fire

September is National Preparedness Month!

If disaster struck today would you be prepared? Preparation begins with you and your family. Do you have a plan?

The theme for this week is fire. Being ready for wildfire in Colorado means taking the time now to learn how to safely…

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Be Bear Aware

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) website has many great resources for those exploring the Colorado outdoors. Before heading out to enjoy the Colorado outdoors take a minute to learn how to be “Bear Aware” and enjoy a safe hike or camping trip. If you are camping or hiking west of…

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Heatstroke Prevention

Did you know that, on average, 675 deaths from extreme heat events occur each year in the United States?

Extremely high or unusually hot temperatures can affect your health. Most vulnerable are the elderly, those who work or exercise outdoors, infants and children, the homeless or poor,…

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Internet Safety

How many electronic, internet enabled devices do you have in your home? How often are you, your family, and your children sending and receiving information via the internet?

According to one survey in 2013 there were, on average,…

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Drown, Stir and Feel Your Campfire

Approximately 90 percent of all wildfires are caused by people. One of the most common causes is unattended campfires. Emergency responders need your help in keeping our forests and campgrounds safe for everyone. There are a few key steps to making and maintaining a safe campfire.

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