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Colorado Daily Status Report: September 22, 2017

Fri, 09/22/2017 - 12:00

Colorado Daily Status Report September 22, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for September 22, 2017.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 21, 2017

Thu, 09/21/2017 - 12:00
Colorado Daily Status Report September 21, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for September 21, 2017.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 20, 2017

Wed, 09/20/2017 - 12:00
Colorado Daily Status Report September 20, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for September 20, 2017.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 19, 2017

Tue, 09/19/2017 - 12:00
Colorado Daily Status Report September 19, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for September 19, 2017.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 18, 2017

Mon, 09/18/2017 - 11:40



Colorado Daily Status Report September 18, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin

State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsNone Reported

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for September 18, 2017.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 15, 2017

Fri, 09/15/2017 - 11:42


Colorado Daily Status Report September 15, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: None Reported
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported
 Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report September 15, 2017
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 14, 2017

Thu, 09/14/2017 - 11:47


Colorado Daily Status Report September 14, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: Deep Creek Fire, Pine Tree Fire
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported

Incident NameDeep Creek Fire (Final Update)Incident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/CountyRoutt CountyCauseUnknownAcres4,161Containment100%Evacuations/Road ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· DHSEM Regional Field Manager and DFPC Fire Management Officer
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesInciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519
 
Incident NamePine Tree Fire (Final Update)Incident Start DateSeptember 9, 2017 at 4 p.m.Location/CountyMoffat CountyCauseLightningAcres4,735Containment100%Evacuations/ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 10, 2017Resources· A Type II Incident Management TeamInformation SourcesMoffat County Facebook Page Inciweb Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519





Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 13, 2017

Wed, 09/13/2017 - 11:29





Colorado Daily Status Report September 13, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin


State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsDeep Creek Fire, Pine Tree Fire

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported

Incident NameDeep Creek FireIncident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/CountyRoutt CountyCauseUnknownAcres4,112Containment79%Evacuations/Road ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· DHSEM Regional Field Manager and DFPC Fire Management Officer
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesInciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519

Incident NamePine Tree FireIncident Start DateSeptember 9, 2017 at 4 p.m.Location/CountyMoffat CountyCauseLightningAcres4,735Containment37%Evacuations/ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 10, 2017Resources· A Type II Incident Management TeamInformation SourcesMoffat County Facebook Page Inciweb Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519

Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report for September 13, 2017.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 12, 2017

Tue, 09/12/2017 - 12:08


Colorado Daily Status Report September 12, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: Deep Creek Fire, Pine Tree Fire
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported

Incident NameDeep Creek FireIncident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/CountyRoutt CountyCauseUnknownAcres4,112Containment79%Evacuations/Road ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· DHSEM Regional Field Manager and DFPC Fire Management Officer
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesInciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519


Incident NamePine Tree FireIncident Start DateSeptember 9, 2017 at 4 p.m.Location/CountyMoffat CountyCauseLightningAcres4,732Containment0%Evacuations/ClosuresNone ReportedFatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 10, 2017Resources· A Type II Incident Management TeamInformation SourcesMoffat County Facebook Page Inciweb Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519







Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 11, 2017

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 11:40


Colorado Daily Status Report September 11, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: Deep Creek Fire, Pine Tree Fire
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported 
Incident NameDeep Creek FireIncident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/CountyRoutt CountyCauseUnknownAcres4,112Containment62%Evacuations/Road ClosuresA staffed road closure is in place at the intersection of CR 56 and CR 52W.Fatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· DHSEM Regional Field Manager and DFPC Fire Management Officer
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesRoutt County Twitter Routt County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page Inciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519  Incident NamePine Tree FireIncident Start DateSeptember 9, 2017 at 4 p.m.Location/CountyMoffat CountyCauseLightningAcres4,443Containment0%Evacuations/ClosuresMoffat County Road 57 is closed at the intersection of Highway 40 to the north and south of the Rio Blanco County Line.Fatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· A Type II Incident Management TeamInformation SourcesMoffat County Facebook Page Inciweb Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519





Categories: Emergency Management

NEWS RELEASE: National Preparedness Month - Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Mon, 09/11/2017 - 10:30



Contact:Communications SpecialistJennifer Hillmann720-879-2462jennifer.hillmann@state.co.us
DHSEM.state.co.us | COEmergency.com | Colorado.gov/MARS  National Preparedness Month: Plan to Help Your Neighbor and Community

Centennial, Colo. – September 11, 2017 — According to a 2016 National Academies of Science study, trauma is the leading cause of death for individuals under age 46.  Life-threatening injuries require immediate action to prevent a death. Those nearest to someone with life threatening injuries are best positioned to provide first care.  If someone is injured, the first few minutes are critical in helping the chances of surviving serious or life-threatening injuries. 
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) concept was developed and implemented by the Los Angeles City Fire Department in 1985. The Whittier Narrows earthquake in 1987 underscored the area-wide threat of a major disaster in California.  It confirmed the need for training civilians to meet their immediate needs.Want to contribute more to your local community? The CERT program educates volunteers about disaster preparedness for the hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills.  These skills include fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations.  CERT offers a consistent, nationwide approach to volunteer training and organization that professional responders can rely on during disaster situations, which allows them to focus on more complex tasks. Through CERT, the capabilities to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters is built and enhanced.

Things to Know About CERT:·         CERT volunteers are trained to respond safely, responsibly, and effectively to emergency situations, but they can also support their communities during non-emergency events as well.  ·         There are over 2,700 local CERT programs nationwide, with more than 600,000 individuals trained since CERT became a national program.  ·         FEMA’s Community Emergency Response Team Program trains volunteers to prepare for the types of disasters that their community may face.  You can find a CERT program near you on the Ready.gov website
We can’t know when or where the next disaster will hit, but we can take steps now to be better prepared.  Almost half of Americans expect to rely a great deal on their neighbors and community members after a disaster so why not start the conversation now with these Neighbor Helping Neighbor strategies.
Want more tips and ideas?  Head over to our website at www.READYColorado.com and read the full blog post, or follow us all week on our social media accounts for new posts on the National Preparedness month campaign.###
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Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Deploys Four Emergency Operations Center Support Teams to Florida

Sat, 09/09/2017 - 16:09



Contact:  Micki Trost, 303-472-4087 or micki.trost@state.co.usCentennial, Colo. – Sept. 9, 2017 – This morning the Colorado Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) deployed 24 emergency management professionals from across the state to Florida.  The 24 individuals will break into four teams to provide emergency operations center (EOC) support to counties throughout the state of Florida as part of an Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) request for Hurricane Irma. 
The teams will be led by six field services staff from the Colorado DHSEM.  The remaining 17 members represent emergency management and public safety agencies from across the state.  Those agencies include:

·         Lake County Office of Emergency Management·         City of Brighton Office Emergency Management·         Custer County Office of Emergency Management·         Clifton Fire Protection District·         Mesa County Public Health·         Bent County Office of Emergency Management·         UC Health·         Pueblo County Sheriff’s Office·         Aurora Police Department
Aurora Fire Department ·         Pritchett Fire·         Littleton Fire Rescue·         Gunnison County Office of Emergency Management·         Parker Police Department·         Grand Junction Fire·         Pitkin County ·         City of Fort Collins·         San Juan Public Health·         Colorado Springs Utilities

The team receives their final assignments tonight after they arrive in Tallahassee, Florida.  They will support Florida for the next 14 days.Additional DHSEM Resources Deployed
In addition to the EOC support teams Colorado also sent a 23 member incident management team (IMT) to support law enforcement resources for Hurricane Irma. The IMT is working from Moody Air Force Base in Georgia on a 14-day deployment.  DHSEM has also deployed a logistics section chief to the FEMA National Resource Coordination Center in Washington D.C. as an EMAC liaison and a field services staff to serve as logistics staff in Puerto Rico on an National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) resource request.

What is EMAC EMAC, the Emergency Management Assistance Compact is an all hazards - all disciplines mutual aid compact that serves as the cornerstone of the nation's mutual aid system.  EMAC is the first national disaster–relief compact since the Civil Defense and Disaster Compact of 1950 to be ratified by the U.S. Congress. Since ratification and signing into law in 1996 (Public Law 104-321), 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands have enacted legislation to become EMAC members.

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Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 8, 2017

Fri, 09/08/2017 - 12:00


Colorado Daily Status Report September 8, 2017 Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.

Alerts/WarningsNational Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin


State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation LevelNormal Operations

Current Disasters/Large IncidentsDeep Creek Fire

Major Road Impacts/ClosuresNone Reported



Incident NameDeep Creek FireIncident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/CountyRoutt CountyCauseUnknownAcres3,795Containment0%EvacuationsEvacuation of Wolf Mountain Ranch
Pre-evacuations for residences within a five-mile radius along Routt County Road 52.Fatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· DHSEM Regional Field Manager and DFPC Fire Management Officer
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesRoutt County Twitter Routt County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page Inciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519

Link to the full report Colorado Daily Status Report for September 8, 2017.





Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 7, 2017

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 11:28


Colorado Daily Status Report September 7, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: Deep Creek Fire

Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported 



Incident NameDeep Creek FireIncident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/County13 miles NW of Steamboat Springs and 9 miles NE of Hayden/Routt CountyCauseUnknownAcres2,287Containment0%EvacuationsEvacuation of Wolf Mountain Ranch
Pre-evacuations for residences within a five-mile radius along Routt County Road 52.Fatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· One heavy air tanker
· Four single-engine air tankers (SEAT)
· Two helicopters
· DHSEM Field Services staff and DFPC staff
· Hotshot and Type II hand crew
· A Type II Incident Management TeamFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesRoutt County Twitter Routt County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page Inciweb Routt County Website Fire Information Line: 970-367-7519 www.COEmergency.com · Wildfire Map
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 6, 2017

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:57


Colorado Daily Status Report September 6, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: Deep Creek Fire

Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported 



Incident NameDeep Creek FireIncident Start DateSeptember 4, 2017 at 11:15 a.m.Location/County13 miles NW of Steamboat Springs/Routt CountyCauseUndeterminedAcres2,089Containment0%EvacuationsEvacuation of Wolf Mountain Ranch
Pre-evacuations for residences within a five-mile radius along Routt County Road 52.Fatalities/InjuriesNone ReportedStructures LostNone ReportedResources· One heavy air tanker
· Four single-engine air tankers (SEAT)
· Two helicopters
· DHSEM Field Services staff and DFPC staff
· Hotshot and Type II hand crew arriving September 6, 2017
· A Type III Incident Management Team is in place and will be transferring to a Type II IMT on September 6, 2017.Executive Order IssuedNoneFundingEmergency Fire Fund approved on September 5, 2017Information SourcesRoutt County Twitter Routt County Office of Emergency Management Facebook Page Routt County Website www.COEmergency.com Wildfire Map
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DHSEM Risk Analyst Lindsey Shaw Receives Department "Get Stuff Done" Award

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:00
Lindsey ShawLindsey ShawLindsey Shaw is a Risk Analyst within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. In 2017, Shaw lead the roll-out of a new the tool that the State of Colorado is using statewide to alert employees of emergency situations.

This was no small effort – in fact, it was so important that its successful roll-out was selected as a “wildly important goal” for both the division and the department. Director Hilkey committed to the Governor’s office to meet a Strategic Policy Initiative (SPI) goal of achieving implementation of the system across at least 75 percent of State Executive branch agencies by June 30, 2017. Shaw achieved 94 percent implementation by June 30 and is on track for 100 percent implementation by the end of September.

This project involved multiple facets including crafting policy, engaging stakeholders, delivering training, setting up the system, and providing technical assistance to each department’s point of contact. She listened to stakeholders’ concerns and applied her problem-solving skills to overcome barriers to participation in the program.

Implementation of this system supports our departmental vision, “creating safer and more resilient communities across Colorado,” because promoting safety and resiliency begins internally with our own staff.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 5, 2017

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 11:23


Colorado Daily Status Report September 5, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: None  Major Road Impacts/Closures:  None

 Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report September 5, 2017
Categories: Emergency Management

Hurricane Harvey Fact Sheet: Donations, Volunteers, Work from FEMA

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 13:02
DHSEM is sharing this information from FEMA Region VIII.


Be safe.  Do not self-deploy until a need has been identified and the local community impacted has requested support. Wait until it is safe to travel to volunteer sites and opportunities have been identified. Once assigned a position, make sure you have been given an assignment and are wearing proper safety gear for the task.
Be patient.  Recovery lasts a lot longer than the media attention. There will be volunteer needs for many months, often years, after the disaster - especially when the community enters the long-term recovery period.
How can I help? Cash is the most efficient method of donating and offers voluntary agencies the most flexibility in obtaining the most-needed resources while pumping money into the local economy to help businesses recover. Unsolicited donated goods such as used clothing, miscellaneous household items, and perishable foodstuffs require resources to sort, package, transport, warehouse, and distribute items that may not meet the needs of disaster survivors. Donate and volunteer responsibly https://www.fema.gov/volunteer-donate-responsibly  or https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-harvey
Is FEMA hiring for positions related to Hurricane Harvey? FEMA is currently hiring immediate temporary jobs in several locations in the U.S. to assist with Hurricane Harvey response efforts. Customer representatives serve as the primary point of contact for persons inquiring about disaster assistance. Duties include assisting disaster victims, processing claim requests for disaster assistance, and providing information regarding available programs to individuals applying for disaster assistance. Visit https://careers.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey
To become a reservist: https://careers.fema.gov/reservists-programI want to learn about contracting on Harvey-related projects with my company. In accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Act, FEMA’s goal is to seek local companies within the disaster area for goods and services related to a specific disaster when practical and feasible. To learn about opportunities with FEMA’s Industry Liaison Program for Hurricane Harvey, call 202-646-1895 or email industry@fema.dhs.gov.·       Independent drivers/haulers – www.coyote.com or call 887-626-9683·       Group drivers/haulers – www.gsa.gov or 1-744-472-4111Is FEMA hiring inspector positions at a rate of $4-5k per week? No, FEMA is no longer hiring for this specific position. FEMA was hiring field inspectors under a pre-existing contract to assist with surge capacity of field inspections. To learn more about rumors or opportunities as they relate to FEMA’s response to Hurricane Harvey, please visit www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey-rumor-control.
We want to volunteer to work on the Hurricane Harvey recovery, who do I talk to? Those interested in learning about opportunities to serve in a volunteer capacity for Hurricane Harvey recovery should contact the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster association. Visit their website at www.nvoad.org. Other resources include www.serve.gov and www.citizencorps.gov.
I have family in Texas/Louisiana who had storm damage, what do they do to get support? Registering online, at www.DisasterAssistance.gov, is the quickest way to register for FEMA assistance since the event will last several days and the full scope of damages may not be immediately evident. If you are unable to access the internet, you can also call at 1-800-621-33621-800-462-7585 (TTY).
Rumors about Hurricane HarveyFEMA is keeping an up-to-date website with rumors being shared on social media and by word of mouth. A couple rumors are listed below, read the full list at www.fema.gov/hurricane-harvey-rumor-control.
Full Hurricane Harvey Resource PageFor the most up to date information from official FEMA resources, please visit www.fema.gov/hurrican-harvey.
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: September 1, 2017

Fri, 09/01/2017 - 11:27


Colorado Daily Status Report September 1, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: None
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported 
 Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report September 1, 2017
Categories: Emergency Management

Colorado Daily Status Report: August 31, 2017

Thu, 08/31/2017 - 10:44


Colorado Daily Status Report August 31, 2017Information in this report was gathered prior to 8:30 a.m.
Alerts/Warnings
National Terrorism Advisory System: No Current Alerts | Bulletin
State Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) Activation Level: Normal Operations
Current Disasters/Large Incidents: None
Major Road Impacts/Closures: None Reported 
 Link to the full Colorado Daily Status Report August 31, 2017
Categories: Emergency Management

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