National Preparedness Month in Colorado

September is National Preparedness Month, bringing awareness to the need for preparation for natural and man-made disasters.  Governor Hickenlooper has issued a proclamation in recognition of National Preparedness Month (click on image to enlarge):


Additionally, the governor, Lt. Governor, and members of the American Red Cross and and the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) will annouce the all-new Prepare Colorado initiative at 2:00pm on Friday, Sept. 6.  The announcement will take place on the steps of the State Capitol.  Prepare Colorado encourages all citizens to take part in a step-by-step plan that will ensure better preparedness for everyone.  A preparedness plan checklist can be found at

There are numerous state publications and resources that can help citizens prepare for emergencies and disasters. is a helpful, Colorado-specific, state-sponsored site that can help citizens, businesses, and government agencies plan and prepare.  In addition, some useful state documents include:

Finally, see the Colorado DHSEM’s press release for more details on Prepare Colorado and National Preparedness Month in Colorado.