Do 1 Thing: Get Involved

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By Cate Shockey This blog is part of a series, covering a preparedness topic each month from the Do 1 Thing Program. Join us this month as we discuss how you can get involved and build a more resilient community. The common belief is that in an emergency, the first people to respond will be Read More >

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On the Scene: Wildfire Communication in Colorado

By Nicole Hawk An estimated 75,000 wildfires occur in the United States each year, and each one has potential public health concerns including evacuating safely, dealing with smoke, or cleaning up spoiled food after a power outage.  In June 2013, Colorado faced multiple devastating wildfires, including the Royal Gorge Fire in Cañon City, which required Read More >

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By Meredith Cherney When you ask someone what the most important thing to have on hand for a hurricane is, the common answers include food, water, flashlights, batteries, or a radio.  As I read through my student surveys however, I found a different set of answers.  Lifejackets.  Boats.  Buckets.  Axes. Growing up in New Orleans Read More >

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