May 26, 2022: On May 25, 2022, Jefferson County lifted its Stage 1 fire restrictions. In accordance with Article III, Fire Restrictions or Bans, of Chapter 42 of the Arvada City Code, City Manager Mark Deven has withdrawn Arvada's Stage 1 fire restrictions effective May 26. Please note: The possession, manufacture, storage, sale, handling, and use of fireworks, and the discharge of firearms, are prohibited throughout the city. This declaration will remain in effect until withdrawn.
The City of Arvada has plans, protocols, and resources in place for community resilience; however, personal preparedness is the best way to ensure your safety during any type of emergency or unexpected shock.
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.
Preparedness begins in the home. We encourage every person to develop a plan for responding to disasters. And don't forget your pets!
Fill out your neighborhood talent bank - You and your neighbors have special skill sets, talents and tools that may be valuable in an emergency. Download, print and fill out the Neighborhood Talent Bank and distribute it to your neighbors. Keep it close by to use in an emergency!
Make a plan - Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting place that’s familiar and easy to find. Find valuable guidance for developing an emergency plan at ready.gov/plan.
Build a home emergency kit - Most of the items you should include in your emergency kit are inexpensive and any one of them could save your life. For a list of items to include, visit ready.gov/kit.
Be informed - Sign up for emergency notifications. The notification system is used by emergency services agencies in the area to help disseminate information regarding critical incidents. Landlines are automatically included in notifications, but cell phones are not. To add cell phone numbers, SMS (text) and email address preferences, visit your911.net.
Be active in making Arvada a resilient community. Donate blood, make emergency plans or a talent bank with your neighbors, volunteer by joining our local , American Red Cross or United WayArvada CERT -- these are all great ways to get involved and make a difference