Denver is participating in America’s PrepareAthon! during the month of September. This is a new national community-based campaign for action that focuses on increasing emergency preparedness through hazard-specific drills, group discussions, community trainings and exercises during April and September. There are two national Days of Action (April 30 and Sept 30) where we encourage you to take some kind of action to better prepare yourselves, your community and/or your workplace. Please visit Ready.gov for ideas and information on how you can participate. You can sign up your activities with the America's PrepareAthon! to show how the Denver community is participating.
Denver OEMHS has several activities planned during the month of September to help you become better prepared for emergencies: Citizen Emergency Response Training (CERT); the Community Awareness Program (Domestic Terrorism and Active Shooter training) and the Face to Face Program. Please click the Programs Tab and review the Whole Community Preparedness Programs to see what might interest you. The Calendar link will let you see all of the programs available. Simply click the Registration form tab to sign up.
Information for people with disabilities:
"7 Positions CERTs With Disabilities Can Serve When Disaster Strikes" - Many people, including those of us with disabilities, wonder what role disabled CERT members can play during an actual disaster or incident. The answer is: anything that person feels comfortable with, as long as it isn’t beyond the scope of his or her CERT training. Here are seven examples of assignments that CERTs with disabilities can and have done during actual incidents:...
Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.