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Whole Community Preparedness Programs

The "Whole Community Preparedness Programs" (WCPP) approach allows residents, neighborhoods, local officials, businesses, non-profits, faith-based organizations, and emergency management officials to collectively understand and assess the needs of their respective communities, determine the best ways to organize their resources, and prepare for emergency events.   Denver has embraced the “Whole Community Preparedness Programs” concept and invites our community partners to help build a stronger, more resilient community. If you would like to participate in any of the WCPPs offered, please contact Carolyn Bluhm, Community Relations Specialist, at carolyn.bluhm@denvergov.org unless otherwise noted.

 

Preparedness Programs

This "lunch and learn" opportunity is designed to prepare the public and staff for emergency events in the Denver area. During this program, we talk about Denver’s hazards, individual responsibilities, making emergency plans for family and co-workers, packing a kit, and important documents needed for individuals after a disaster.

The program is offered as a free service to local businesses in the Denver-Metro area and allows businesses to better prepare their employees for emergencies.

Request Guidelines:

  • Please make all requests at least Two WEEKS in advance.
  • Please complete all fields. If a field does not apply, please type “n/a.”
  • While OEMHS enjoys participating in community events, we may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to scheduling conflicts.
  • After we receive your completed online form, we will send an email within one week acknowledging that your request was received and is being reviewed. We aim to confirm the visit within one week of the requested event date.
  • For the request form please Click Here.
  • Questions? Email Carolyn.Bluhm@Denvergov.org.

Denver OEMHS, in partnership with Denver Police, is pleased to offer an "Active Shooter Program" to empower individuals to help play a role in enhancing our community’s safety. This program is delivered by trained instructors from Denver Police and provides individuals with the basic tools they need to recognize suspicious activity in our communities and place of work. 

The "Run, Hide, Fight" Program is available to groups and organization throughout Denver and lasts approximately 45 minutes. The program is guided by the principle that every individual can use.

Request Guidelines:

  • Please make all requests at least Two WEEKS in advance.
  • Please complete all fields. If a field does not apply, please type “n/a.”
  • While OEMHS enjoys participating in community events, we may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to scheduling conflicts.
  • After we receive your completed online form, we will send an email within one week acknowledging that your request was received and is being reviewed. We aim to confirm the visit within one week of the requested event date.
  • For the request form please Click Here.
  • Questions? Email Sylvia.Sich@Denvergov.org.

This is a program offered to our Denver community partners that have an interest in improving our community's preparedness. The goal is to strengthen our community resilience through quick presentations (usually 20 minute to one hour) to neighborhood groups, businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, clubs, retirees, state and federal employees, and other interested parties.

Request Guidelines:

  • Please make all requests at least Two WEEKS in advance.
  • Please complete all fields. If a field does not apply, please type “n/a.”
  • While OEMHS enjoys participating in community events, we may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to scheduling conflicts.
  • After we receive your completed online form, we will send an email within one week acknowledging that your request was received and is being reviewed. We aim to confirm the visit within one week of the requested event date.
  • For the request form please Click Here.
  • Questions? Email Carolyn.Bluhm@Denvergov.org.

The Denver Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course is a 20 hour disaster preparedness and response training program designed to educate citizens and teach others how to plan for a disaster.

This program teaches many basic response skills such as fire safety, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  At the completion of this training, participants are encouraged to support emergency response activities by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness progects in our community.  Check out our Calendar for times and locations. Please email DenverCERT@Denvergov.org with any questions.

 

The monthly “Face to Face” meeting is a two hour informational program open to the general public.  These meetings occur on the 2nd Tuesday of each month and are aimed at increasing your knowledge in emergency/disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation of local hazards. Check the calender for location and monthly topics.

The Local Emergency Planning Committee's (LEPC) primary role is to work with the private sector, first responders, elected officials, and community stakeholders to promote emergency planning, preparedness, and public awareness in Denver. This committee meets quarterly to discuss these topics and inform the public of hazards in the community. We welcome participation from all community members and hope to see you at the next meeting. Look for times and locations on our Calendar

For more information regarding the LEPC, please email carolyn.bluhm@denvergov.org.

Disaster Ready Club 
The Disaster Ready Club is a teen program for high school age students. This training includes planning for disasters and teaching basic response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, family communication planning, team organization, and disaster medical operations. The participants of this program will receive a certificate of completion and 24 hours of Community Service. Please review our Calendar for time, dates and locations. 

Disaster Ready Summer Camp
The youth Disaster Ready Summer Camp program is designed for elementary school age children in coordination with the Denver Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and Parks and Recreation Department. The children are involved in disaster preparedness activities such as sheltering in place, medical first aid, and learning how to pack an emergency kit.