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Better Together: Community Resiliency Classes

The Better Together Classes have been developed by Boulder County and the City of Boulder in order to educate and empower the community to deal with personal crises and the impacts of natural hazards. The goal of the classes is to strengthen our collective capacities through disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in order to create overall disaster resilience.

The classes are taught in three sessions. We recommend participants take them as a series because the information builds progressively, but community members can also sign up for them individually if they have prior experience or are interested in a specific topic.

Do you have a plan for crisis? Do you know who you’re going to call if a flood or fire hits?

The goal of the classes is to strengthen our collective capacities through disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in order to create overall disaster resilience.

In these classes you will:

  1. Learn how to plan for and take action during disaster response and recovery to keep you and your family safe
  2. Develop your skills for identifying natural hazard risks and engaging with your community for disaster resilience
  3. Test your expertise in a disaster scenario and share your own insights for strengthening community-wide disaster resilience

We recommend you take the classes as a series since they build on one another, but you can also sign up for them individually if you have prior experience or are interested in a specific topic.

Registration is required and space is limited, so sign up today!

September classes are held in Lafayette at East Simpson Coffee Company, 414 E. Simpson Street in the Hive room.

Class #1

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Sept. 11, 2019

Class one is focused on Disaster Resilience Fundamentals. This is the starting point for those that have never thought about disaster preparedness or recovery before.

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Class #2

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Sept. 18, 2019

Class two is focused on Natural Hazard Identification and Mitigation. This includes the main natural hazards in the area, where they are likely to occur, and what residents can do
to mitigate, respond to, and recover from their impacts.

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Class #3

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Sept. 25, 2019

Class three is focused on exercising participants’ expertise with a Disaster Scenario game and discussion. Particpants will be immersed in a practice scenario to test their skills.

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October classes are held in Boulder at the Boulder West Senior Center, 909 Arapahoe Avenue in the Creekside Theater room.

Class #1

Better Together Class 1 Graphic

Oct. 14, 2019

Class one is focused on Disaster Resilience Fundamentals. This is the starting point for those that have never thought about disaster preparedness or recovery before.

Sign Up

Class #2

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Oct. 21, 2019

Class two is focused on Natural Hazard Identification and Mitigation. This includes the main natural hazards in the area, where they are likely to occur, and what residents can do
to mitigate, respond to, and recover from their impacts.

Sign Up

Class #3

Better Together Class 3 Graphic

Oct. 28, 2019

Class three is focused on exercising participants’ expertise with a Disaster Scenario game and discussion. Particpants will be immersed in a practice scenario to test their skills.

Sign Up

Contact Us

Resiliency

Katie Arrington
303-441-1609

Location

1325 Pearl Street
Boulder, CO 80302
Hours: 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. M-F