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Keep our sidewalks safe this winter
As the temperatures dip and the snowflakes fly, don't forget that Denver property owners must clear the sidewalks adjacent to their property so that everyone has safe access. After the snow stops falling, homeowners have 24 hours to shovel sidewalks and businesses have four hours. To report an unsafe sidewalk in Denver, dial 3-1-1 or visit DenverGov.org/311.
Be a Snow Buddy! Be sure to check on elderly neighbors and offer a hand when you can. Residents can sign up to be a "Snow Buddy" and volunteer to help elderly neighbors shovel their sidewalks by calling 720-264-3379 or visiting www.voacolorado.org/Volunteer/Snow-Buddies.
Information for people with disabiliteis:
"7 Positions CERTs With Disabilities Can Serve When Disaster Strikes" - Many people, including those of us with disabilities, wonder what role disabled CERT members can play during an actual disaster or incident. The answer is: anything that person feels comfortable with, as long as it isn’t beyond the scope of his or her CERT training. Here are seven examples of assignments that CERTs with disabilities can and have done during actual incidents:...
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.