Emergency Preparedness

The City of Arvada Emergency Management Team is responsible for providing mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery and coordination for large-scale emergencies and disasters in our community. We also rely on many local and national agencies and organizations to prepare and to assist in case of emergency.

Take these Actions to Be Prepared

Personal preparedness is the best way to ensure your safety during any type of emergency or unexpected shock. We encourage every person to develop a plan for responding to disasters.

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Be Informed

Sign up for LookoutAlert, the notification system used by emergency services to help get information out regarding critical incidents.

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Make a Plan

You might need to evacuate or shelter in place. Find valuable guidance for developing an emergency plan at ready.gov/plan

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Build a Kit

Emergencies sometimes last for several days. Learn what to add to your emergency kit by visiting ready.gov/kit

Other ways to be prepared

Connect with Neighbors - Become part of the Neighbors Connected program for free access to our block party trailer and movie equipment reservations, neighborhood grants, and more ways to get in involved in your community. 

Volunteer to be part of Arvada's Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Register with  the Colorado Volunteer Mobilizer to be notified of volunteer opportunities during a disaster.

The City Is Prepared

We work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) on planning, training and exercises. We are ready for natural disasters, public health crises, or dangerous events.

The City of Arvada Emergency Operations Center (EOC) - The EOC is a place where different groups come together to help in emergencies. They share information, coordinate actions, and decide on resources.

Response and Recovery - In the event of an emergency, our team coordinates with others to provide assistance to those affected. After the emergency, we work to restore normalcy and rebuild our community.

Communication - Our communications team works to keep residents informed by using many platforms to get the word out.

Local Partnerships

We partner with local, regional, state and federal agencies, along with businesses, nonprofits, and community groups.

Local Emergency Services - Our team works closely with first responders to handle incidents as quickly as possible.

Nonprofit Organizations - These organizations play a vital role in providing shelter, food and medical assistance that may be needed in a large-scale emergency.

Business Community - Local businesses help with supplies and volunteers during the crisis. The are also vital to the economic recovery and the overall stability of Arvada during and after any emergency.