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About Us

Emergency Management Mission

Emergency Management leads, manages and coordinates state level actions for all-hazards preparedness, natural hazards mitigation, emergency response and disaster recovery in support of local governments within Colorado.

Emergency Management Vision

  • Colorado's leader in Emergency Management
  • Reducing risk to Colorado communities
  • Better preparing for our next disaster emergency
  • Strengthening relations with customers, partners and employees

Emergency Management Strategic Objectives

  • Increase the number of Colorado counties that have a federally approved hazard mitigation plan.
  • Identify, mitigate and measure risk reduction for state high risk hazards (those hazards to communities which, if realized, would threaten public safety beyond the response capacity of local government).
  • Improve state level incident response and recovery capability through scheduled training and exercises based on written plans, procedures and measured performance standards.
  • Improve the delivery of emergency management services to local government.



Wetmore Fire


Bioterrorism exercise

La Junta flooding


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