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Emergency Preparedness

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To report an emergency, call 9-1-1.

Preparedness is everyone's job. It takes all of us working together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters. 

The next time disaster strikes, you may not have much time to act. Learn how to protect yourself and cope with a disaster by planning ahead. Here are three ways you can take charge.

Make a Plan 

Preparedness begins in the home.  READYColorado encourages every citizen to develop a plan for responding to disasters and to have well-stocked emergency kits at home, in the car, and at work. Parents can set an example by teaching their children the importance of having an emergency plan.

Stay Informed 

Be aware of emergencies in your area.  Sign up for CodeRED emergency alerts, listen for warning sirens and watch the local news.  

Get Involved 

Be active in making Arvada a resilient community. Donate blood, make emergency plans with your neighbors, volunteer by joining our local  American Red Cross,  United Way and other organizations in our area -- these are all great ways to get involved and make a difference.