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Denver Volunteer Honored By FEMA - September 8, 2014

DENVER, CO ­— A Denver volunteer, David E Cook with the Citizen Emergency Response Team has received an Honorable Mention as part of FEMA’s 2014 Community Preparedness Awards.

Denver Receives EMAP Accreditation June 19, 2012

DENVER – The Denver Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEM) today announced that Denver has received national emergency management accreditation by the Emergency Management Accreditation Program (EMAP).

CERT Newsletter - Volume 4 - Issue 2, April 2012

This issue highlights the White House “Champions of Change” and FEMA Recognize Individual & Community Preparedness Champion and CERT programs across the eastern United States. CERT programs in this part of the country experience a wide range of disaster- floods, winter storms, tornadoes, hurricanes and more. 

White House Press Release  - January 17, 2012

WASHINGTON, DC – On Thursday, January 19th, Carolyn H. Bluhm will be one of the 17 local leaders who will be honored at the White House as Champions of Change who help prepare their communities for disaster and


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the winners of the 2011 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Awards. Carolyn H Bluhm, a Community Relations Specialist with Denver’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security, is among those being honored for making our communities safer, stronger, and better prepared to manage emergency situations. Mrs. Bluhm was recognized as a “Community Preparedness Hero” for her exemplary work in community preparedness training.

CERT Newsletter - Volume 3 - Issue 4, June 2011 

In this issue of the CERT National Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 4, you will read about the creative and diverse ways CERT members serve their communities when they aren’t activated for emergency situations. Also featured in this issue is an article on the Pasadena Community College CERT’s full-scale ShakeOut exercise, and the Denver CERT (page 7-9) program’s success in building community partnerships. Last but not least, find out more about Georgetown University’s collaboration with other Washington, D.C. universities and colleges to provide CERT training.

Denver Receives National InfraGard Community Service Award

Denver – Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 – The 2010 Annual National InfraGard Community Service Award was presented to the Denver Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) for its outreach and education programs. The OEMHS conducts the “Are You Ready” READYColorado, Citizen Emergency Response Training (Denver CERT) and other professional training.

“The ability of a community to prevent and recover from a devastating terrorist event, a natural disaster or emergency requires active development, participation and cooperation from all of our community partners,” said Dan Alexander, Director of the OEMHS. “We all share the responsibility to be prepared in order to minimize the effects of a disaster. We are honored to receive this distinguished recognition for our community efforts.”

InfraGard is a partnership between the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the private sector. InfraGard is an association of businesses, academic institutions, state and local agencies, and other participants dedicated to sharing information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.

Denver OEMHS outreach and education programs aim to reduce the impact of disasters and emergencies on our community. Training, communication and relationship building are also encouraged to support emergency response agencies by having citizens and businesses take a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in our community. OEMHS continues to develop partnerships with the public, businesses, faith-based organizations, cultural organizations, volunteer and nonprofit organizations, neighborhoods, and other federal, state and local government agencies in the Denver metro area.


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