Failing to Plan is Planning to Fail.

This page provides trusted resources for your reference to prepare yourself, your family, your community and/or your business in case of a disaster. Click on the blue text to go to the associated webpages. We hope you find them helpful.


Be Prepared Information

City and County of Broomfield (“CCOB”)

Preparedness and safety are shared responsibilities. Emergency preparedness involves the resources of multiple city and county organizations, emergency response teams, law enforcement, community members and our dedicated volunteers.

CCOB Residents’ Preparedness Guide

CCOB Resident/Business Preparedness

CCOB Emergency Management

CCOB Emergency Preparedness All Departments


Department of Homeland Security is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies and disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement. Ready asks individuals to do four key things:


Be Prepared Training

These links are to recorded training sessions used with the permission of our members.

An Introduction to Being Prepared, presented by Mike Young, organizer of the Colorado Preparedness Educational Network and member of Broomfield VOAD’s Advisory Committee.

Emotional and Spiritual Care for Volunteers, presented by Kathy Escobar, co-pastor of The Refuge and Broomfield VOAD’s Emotional and Spiritual Care Coordinator, and Jo Ddouglas, also a co-pastor of The Refuge and founder of Mindful Member Care which helps folks develop resilience when working in hard places.

Live Trainings are also offered throughout the year. Check our website often to be informed of the next upcoming training.


Local Emergency Alerts

LookoutAlert is the official Emergency Notification System of the City and County of Broomfield, Jefferson County, and the City of Westminster.

CodeRED is the official Emergency Notification System of Adams County. They have a mobile app for the service.

BOCO Alert is the official Emergency Notification System of Boulder County.

The State of Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website lists emergency alert links for all Colorado counties.


Other Useful Emergency Apps

The FEMA website provides real-time weather and emergency alerts from the National Weather Service for up to five locations nationwide, and helps you find a nearby shelter if you need to evacuate to a safe space.

Smart911 lets you be prepared for any emergency by giving public safety the information they need to better help and communicate with you.

The American Red Cross has a number of helpful apps. Find out more at their mobile apps webpage.