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Media & Public Information

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management's Public Information Officer available 24/7 for media requests.  The Public Information Officer can be contacted by email or by calling (303) 472-4087.

Micki Trost

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Micki Trost is the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) Strategic Communications Director/ Public Information Officer (PIO).  She is based in the Centennial DHSEM Office.  She joined the State of Colorado in November 2011 as the division's PIO.  Trost also acts as the State PIO for the Chemical Stockpile Emergency Preparedness Program (CSEPP).

In the past year Trost has worked at the Lower North Fork Fire, High Park Fire, Aurora Theater Shooting and Jessica Ridgeway Murder in addition to being the lead PIO (ESF-15) in the State EOC during their 2012 activations.

Prior to joining DHSEM, Trost was a Public Information Officer and Life Safety Educator for nine years with West Metro Fire Protection District in Jefferson County, Colorado.  In this role Trost responded to large scale all-hazards incidents and provided media/community relations, victim assistance and incident documentation through photography and videography.  In addition, Trost coordinated life safety programs focused on fire safety and injury prevention. 

As a public information officer, Trost responded to hundreds of local residential fires and large scale incidents including the Deer Creek Middle School Shooting, county level wildland fires and other all-hazards scenes. She is a member of the Jefferson County IMT PIO team. 

Trost has been an active member of the Emergency Services Public Information Officers of Colorado (ESPIOC) for the past nine years and is currently a board member.  She was awarded the ESPIOC 2014 Public Information Officer of the Year.

She graduated with honors from Regis University with a BA in Communications.  Trost is currently a pursuing her master's degree in homeland security at the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Wetmore Fire


Bioterrorism exercise

La Junta flooding


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