Boulder County is one of the most beautiful settings in Colorado, and much of that natural beauty also makes the county highly prone to potentially catastrophic events such as wildfire, blizzards, and flash flooding.
These are not just possibilities, but have occurred in the past and will occur here in the future.
For several decades various local public agencies have worked together to plan for these events and a coordinated response. Boulder County residents and visitors should be assured that when there is a major emergency, all of the various public safety agencies pull together and support one another regardless of jurisdictional boundaries. Boulder County has long been a leader in the practice of emergency management, and the shared City of Boulder and Boulder County Office of Emergency Management is a top-notch planning entity. Visit www.BoulderOEM.com for more details about planning for and responding to an emergency.
Also view the Emergency Preparedness Guide for some quick tips for planning before a disaster.
Events such as a wind-driven wildfire or a flash flood in a canyon are all rapidly developing, swiftly moving, and highly devastating. For these reasons, an informed and prepared public is necessary to ensure survival and recovery from a major disaster.
The weather, climate, and terrain in this area is out of anyone’s control, but together we can survive and recover from a disaster with proper planning and preparation.