Contact: Kimberly Smith
Douglas County Government
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100 Third St.
Castle Rock, CO 80104
September is National Preparedness Month and Douglas County Wants Citizens to Be Prepared
Douglas County, Colo… As a result of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, September has been announced as National Preparedness Month and Douglas County is encouraging citizens to be prepared by reading the new Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Guide available at all Douglas County buildings and Douglas County Libraries.
This Guide is an important tool in preparing yourself and your family for a variety of emergencies. The Guide touches on topics such as: emergency alerts and warnings; West Nile Virus, Pandemic and Avian influenzas; severe weather readiness; wildland fires; home safety; family emergency information and emergency kits; terrorism; disasters and your business; Homeland Security Advisory System recommendations; school safety; senior safety; special needs; enjoying the outdoors safely; living with wildlife and wildlife diseases; helpful phone numbers; and more.
“We are calling on the citizens of Douglas County to partner with us and approach emergency and disaster preparedness as a shared responsibility – a civic responsibility – to do as much as we can to plan ahead and prepare to meet individual, family, and community needs in an emergency,” said the Douglas County Commissioners – Jack Hilbert, Steve Boand and Melanie Worley.
The Guide is available at the following locations:
· Douglas County Philip S. Miller Bldg., 100 Third St. in Castle Rock
· Wilcox Bldg., 301 Wilcox St. in Castle Rock
· Justice Center, 4000 Justice Way in Castle Rock
· Human Services Bldg., 4400 Castleton Ct. in Castle Rock
· Douglas County Libraries, visit www.douglascountylibraries.org for locations
“The Emergency Preparedness and Prevention Guide contains information that can be helpful in everyday situations as well as in case of an emergency,” said Douglas County Sheriff David Weaver. “We hope that citizens will use some of the recommendations in the Guide to prepare themselves for disasters. The County is no stranger to emergency situations such as the blizzards of 1997, 2003 and 2006; the Hayman and Cherokee Ranch fires; the Parker and Castle Rock tornadoes of 2002 and 2004; the four Centennial airplane crashes of 2005; and the recent West Creek Flood of 2006.”
The Guide can also be viewed online at
Preparedness_and_Prevention_Guide.html. For questions, please contact Tim Johnson, interim emergency management director at 303.660.7589 or at Contact by email.
(Note: On the back cover under the Community Safety Volunteer Program, the Senior Tax Workoff Program is no longer available.)