Colorado Emergency Operations Plan

The Colorado Division of Emergency Management oversees emergency response, mitigation and recovery for all kinds of emergencies in Colorado, including avalanches, earthquakes, fires, floods, health emergencies, lightning, rockslides, severe storms, tornados, wildfires, winter storms, and more.  When the Governor declares a disaster emergency, the DEM uses the State Emergency Operations Plan to coordinate what to do.  Local governments and Coloradans interested in disaster response and recovery can refer to specific parts of the plan to help them deal with specific emergencies.  The DEM also has a blog with up-to-date information on Colorado emergencies and emergency preparedness at