DenverREADY: Preparedness Program


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Our DenverREADY preparedness training program is offered to Denver residents and businesses who have an interest in improving their knowledge of disaster preparedness. The goal is to strengthen our community resilience through quick educational classes, both virtual and in-person, which last anywhere from 20 minute to one hour. Our classes are completely free and are taught at Rec Centers, and at neighborhood groups, businesses, faith-based organizations, schools, clubs, retirees, state and federal employees, and other interested parties.

Our DenverREADY team also attends and hosts a variety of events throughout the year to talk with residents about disaster preparedness while encouraging people to sign up for future classes. Additionally, if you see us around, be sure to get your free DenverREADY swag ranging from water bottles, to ice packs, to coozies.  

DenverREADY Classes

Our office is currently offering six classes on a rotating basis every month. Below, you can view our scheduled classes, sign up to be notified when new classes are scheduled, and view the Class Rotation to learn about what you can expect when you attend.

Together, we are working to become #DenverREADY.

Classes and Events Calendar

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Current DenverREADY Classes

Business Continuity 101 Class

Want to learn how to ready yourself and your business for potential disruptions in your services due to unforeseen events and/or emergencies? Take our newest class: Business Continuity 101!

Visit our Training Calendar to sign up. 



Make a Plan Training Class

Make-a-Plan.pngThis class is held monthly and will teach individuals and families the importance of having a household plan for emergencies. An instructor will lead the class through a downloadable workbook that will guide the participants through creating a simple emergency plan for themselves, their household members and pets. 

Visit our Training Calendar to sign up. 


Build a Kit Training Class

A key component to being prepared for emergencies is having the right supplies. Participants of the hour-long Build a Kit class will learn what those supplies are, and how to create a supply cache that will sustain you through the emergency regardless of your income level.

Visit our Training Calendar to sign up. 



Financial Preparedness Training Class


Regardless of income level, bouncing back from an emergency can be a financial challenge. Our Financial Preparedness Training class is held monthly and will help participants identify ways to reduce the financial impact of disasters and teach basic financial preparedness principles that can help make households less vulnerable to unexpected events.

Visit our Training Calendar to sign up. 


Face-to-Face with Denver OEM Training Class


Join us for a short presentation to introduce Denver’s residents to the Office of Emergency Management. Community members will learn how our office can support them in their preparedness journey, the types of courses we offer, and will give participants a chance to engage in and help shape the future of Denver’s preparedness programs.

Visit our Training Calendar to sign up. 



Travel Preparedness Training Class


This class will teach participants what they can do to prepare for an emergency that happens while travelling-- whether you're commuting to work, traveling abroad, stranded roadside in severe weather, or taking a road trip with friends-- it's important to always be ready!

Visit our Training Calendar to sign up. 


Pet Preparedness Training Class


Preparing your pets for an emergency makes sense. Join us for our Pet Preparedness class where you will learn how to create a plan and build an emergency kit for your pet. 

Visit our Training Calendar to sign up. 




Community Preparedness Initiatives

Learn about our community preparedness initiatives where we work with our private sector partners, first responders, elected officials, and community stakeholders to promote disaster preparedness.

Resilient Neighborhood Response Program

Our Resilient Neighborhood Response Program is hosted in various properties, neighborhoods, and communities throughout the city of Denver. Residents attend a total of 4 classes to learn about emergency preparedness, as well as create their own emergency response plan for their communities. At the end of the program, residents will go through a tabletop exercise to test out their newly acquired skills and emergency response plans. 

Are you interested in signing your community up to become a Resilient Neighborhood Response Team? Contact Amelia Iraheta at 206-370-9236 or via email at to learn more. 

Denver Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

The Denver Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) course is a 20 hour disaster preparedness and response training program designed to educate citizens and teach others how to plan for a disaster.

This program teaches many basic response skills such as fire safety, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  At the completion of this training, participants are encouraged to support emergency response activities by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in our community.

Have Questions? Please contact us at | 720-865-7698



Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a program implemented by the Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC) and the EPA. The LEPC emphasize local awareness and ensures that all businesses and organizations which store hazardous materials have emergency plans to assist emergency responders in the safe handling of material spills on their property.

LEPC activities include emergency response planning, training, education and outreach, program administration, and local program initiatives. LEPC membership includes elected officials, emergency responders, community members and industry leaders.

Your Responsibility as Business

Under the EPCRA facilities which deal with hazardous materials that meet or exceed certain threshold amounts are required by federal law to submit documentation of said materials on an annual basis. This documentation is now required to be submitted electronically through the submission program “TIER2Submit”. This program is free and available online on EPA’s website. The purpose of Tier II Reports form is to provide State, local officials, and the public with specific information on potential hazards. This includes the locations, as well as the amount, of hazardous chemicals present at your facility during the previous calendar year.

Have Questions About LEPC? Please email at


Lunch & Learn Program

Our "lunch and learn" opportunity is designed to prepare the public and staff for emergency events in the Denver area. During this program, we talk about Denver’s hazards, individual responsibilities, making emergency plans for family and co-workers, packing a kit, and important documents needed for individuals after a disaster.

The program is offered as a free service to local businesses in the Denver-Metro area and allows businesses to better prepare their employees for emergencies.

Apply Today!

Have Questions? Please email us at | 720-865-7698 



Active Shooter Training Program

Denver OEM, in partnership with Denver Police, is pleased to offer an "Active Shooter Program" to empower individuals to help play a role in enhancing our community’s safety. This program is delivered by trained instructors from Denver Police and provides individuals with the basic tools they need to recognize suspicious activity in our communities and place of work. 

The "Run, Hide, Fight" Program is available to groups and organization throughout Denver and lasts approximately 45 minutes. The program is guided by the principle that every individual can use.

Have questions or interested in signing up? Please contact our coordinator, Sgt. Carla Havard via email at