Pikes Peak Regional Emergency Management - Colorado Springs

Pikes Peak Regional Emergency Management - Colorado Springs

September is National Preparedness Month!  Prepare to Protect means preparing to protect everyone you love. Start by making a plan before disasters and emergencies strike. Does everyone know what to do when an emergency happens?

Here are five steps to get you started.

  1. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Your household may not be together when a disaster strikes.
  2. Establish meeting places outside of the home that are familiar and easy to find.
  3. Sign-up for emergency alerts.
  4. Create a Household Emergency Plan. Involve your entire family, including your children, in planning for disasters & emergencies so they are prepared, not afraid. Practice your emergency plan with members of your household.
  5. Know where to go and what to bring if you need to evacuate. Houses, mobile homes, apartments, and high-rise buildings have different evacuation considerations. Make a plan for each.

Questions about COVID-19

If you are in El Paso County and have non-urgent questions about COVID-19, please call the El Paso County Public Health call center at 719-575-8888. 

If you have general questions about COVID-19, you can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911. You can also email COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English and Spanish (Español), Mandarin (普通话), and more. 


Public Health Information

The Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency ManagementThe City and County are consolidating their Offices of Emergency Management in an effort to optimize staff resources, establish a single point of contact during major incidences and enhance communication both during and after an event. The new office, the Pikes Peak Regional Office of Emergency Management (PPR-OEM) will support operations during a disaster or emergency in El Paso County and Colorado Springs.Because disaster knows no jurisdictional boundaries, we can most efficiently prepare for an emergency and respond to one by coordinating our efforts on a regional basis. The establishment of the PPR-OEM will allow the county and the city to more effectively coordinate and assist first responders in an emergency as well as preparing the government and the community for a disaster. is responsible for providing mitigation, preparedness, response, recovery, and coordination for large-scale emergencies and disasters, both natural and human-caused, to residents of El Paso County and Colorado Springs for the purpose of saving lives and preventing property damage. 

This webpage provides emergency preparedness information specifically for Colorado Springs. Please visit El Paso County's website for information for other areas in El Paso County.