Lead Denver’s efforts to prepare for, mitigate, respond to, and recover from emergencies and disasters.
We will help create a disaster resilient Denver where everyone matters.
Comprehensive * Progressive * Risk-driven * Integrated * Collaborative * Coordinated * Flexible * Professional
Strengthen Preparedness * Strengthen Response * Strengthen Recovery
The Mayor’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS) works to create a safer City and region by collaborating with our stakeholders to increase Denver’s ability to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural or man-made disaster and emergencies.
OEMHS coordinates with local, state, federal, private, non-profit entities, and community groups to minimize the impact of all potential hazards facing the City and County of Denver. OEMHS strengthens Denver’s preparedness through comprehensive disaster planning, hazard identification & risk assessment, hazard mitigation, protection of critical infrastructure, and enhancement of community preparedness. OEMHS enhances disaster response by managing the Denver Emergency Operations Center and OEMHS Duty Officer Program, to improve interagency coordination and information sharing, resource management, and emergency public information and warning. These activities improve Denver’s ability to recover from a disaster, reducing the time and cost required to return to normal operations and making Denver a more resilient City.
OEMHS also manages the Denver Urban Area Security Initiative, a Federally-funded homeland security program to increase the Denver metropolitan area’s capabilities to mitigate against, prepare for, respond to and recover from terrorist events and other major incidents.