Regional Partnerships Serving Denver Metro
The Adams County Office of Emergency Management participates and works with various affiliates and partners throughout the Denver Metro area to network, share information, compare best practices and work together to ensure safety for all of our citizens. All our partners specialize in different areas such as emergency management, hazardous materials, communications, search and rescue, volunteer organizations, public health, fire, emergency medical, law enforcement and many more. With each group developing their strengths and bringing their skills to the table, we are better prepared to support each other or provide assistance to disasters within the state.
We encourage you to explore these organizations. If you are interested in training or volunteer opportunities with these organizations, we recommend you contact the organization directly. We also encourage you to visit the Get Involved page on our website to find other important information on volunteer opportunities with local organizations active before, during and after disasters
- American Red Cross Mile High Chapter (*) - The Red Cross offers many health and safety courses, as well as disaster response and other activities benefiting the community at large. They rely solely on donations and grants, and are non-governmental agency.
- Brighton Alert - Brighton Alert is a downloadable application available to Windows-based computers. In addition to a source of immediate emergency information, it's like having your own personal meteorologist right on your computer.
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people (at home and abroad), providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promoting health through strong partnerships
- Colorado Emergency Management Association (CEMA) - CEMA is a statewide organization whose members consist of individuals and corporations (public and private) interested or involved in emergency management.
- Colorado Emergency Planning Commission (CEPC) - The CEPC is the statewide group responsible for the appropriate planning and handling of hazardous materials as required by the SARA / Title III legislation.
- Colorado Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (COVOAD) (*) - COVOAD is a humanitarian association of independent voluntary organizations that may be active in any or all phases of disasters.
- Community Reach Center - The Community Reach Center is a private, nonprofit mental health treatment center.
- Front Range Emergency Managers Forum (FREMF) - This is an informal group that meets to share emergency management information for the good of all entities along the Front Range.
- Mile High Regional Emergency Medical and Trauma Advisory Council (RETAC) - The mission of this RETAC is to develop a coordinated and quality emergency medical and trauma service system that focuses on the care of the patient as its priority in all decision-making.
- National Weather Service - The National Weather Service provides weather information along with training for individuals across the nation.
- North Central Regional Access and Functional Needs Committee (*) - The AFN Committee is a group made up of individual citizens, nonprofits, emergency managers, health care representatives, and private companies that work to identify and develop disaster preparedness projects related to citizens with access and functional needs in our communities.
- North Central Regional Homeland Security Board - The NCR Homeland Security Board is the coordinating group for all Homeland Security grant projects in the region.
- Ready Colorado (*) - Ready Colorado is a site to help all Coloradans prepare themselves to respond and recover from a multitude of disasters - natural and otherwise.
- Salvation Army (*) - The Salvation Army disaster program provides essential services to our Mass Care (ESF 6) function during and after a disaster, which is individual case management, counseling services, pastoral care, providing meals, and assisting with donations management related to mass care operations.
- United Way 211 (*) - The United Way 211 helps to supports the county through overseeing 2-1-1 as a central phone number and call center to respond to inquiries concerning donations, volunteering, evacuations, public safety issues, and resource management. The United Way also aides in the Emergency Operations Center in support of volunteer and donations management.