“Don’t Be Scared. Prepare!” September is National Preparedness Month

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September is National Preparedness Month. Disasters like wildfires, flash flooding, and severe weather don't plan ahead, but you can. We'll be talking all month about different ways you can prepare your family, home, business, and community.

Don't Be Scared, Prepare!

Each week we'll focus on a different theme. Follow @CityofCOS on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or visit our website as we discuss the following topics.

Week 1- Sept 1-7 Save Early for Disaster Costs

Week 2- Sept 8-14 Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters

Week 3- Sept 15-21 Wildfire Seasonal Outlook and Mitigation

Week 4- Sept 22-30 Get Involved in Your Community’s Preparedness

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.