Our office proactively plans for hazards, works to reduce threats and prepares Colorado Springs' citizens to respond to and recover from a disaster. We are committed to ensuring that our community is prepared.
- Mitigate and plan for large-scale all-hazards emergencies and disasters
- Develop and maintain citywide emergency operations plans
- Serve as liaison to local, county, state, military and federal agencies and departments
- Provide preparedness education to citizens and government employees
- Coordinate multi-jurisdictional exercises
- Respond to multi-family structure emergencies
- Manage resources needed to assist responders and the affected population
- Assist partner response agencies and the affected population
- Provide assistance and preparedness to the City of Colorado Springs through the administration of federal and state grant funding
OEM is in charge of writing and updating the Hazard Mitigation Plan for the City, as well as outlining the functions and responsibilities of all City departments and agencies during emergencies or disasters. We maintain close working relationships with all levels of government.
The Office of Emergency Management assists in the coordination of both short-term and long-term recovery functions. Short-term recovery efforts begin immediately following an emergency or disaster, as the City works to restore basic services and functions to the affected community. Long-term recovery involves restoring economic activity, and rebuilding communities and citizens' quality of life.