Emergency Management

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Thank you for visiting the City of Englewood's Emergency Management web page. We hope that you find it informative and a good resource to help you and your family or business prepare for disasters.

Emergency Planning

The City has a comprehensive Emergency Management program which is coordinated by the Police Department.  

During an emergency or disaster, the Police Department coordinates the City's response and recovery for disasters like flooding, tornadoes, and large-scale hazardous materials incidents. During non-emergency times, the Emergency Management coordinator participates in region-wide activities and committees and works closely with outside partners including the American Red Cross, Arapahoe County OEM, State of Colorado OEM, Tri-County Health Department, and Englewood Schools to help make the City more resilient in the face of disasters.

What is Emergency Management?                                           

Emergency Management plans, coordinates and supports a wide range of activities that help communities reduce vulnerability to hazards, and prepare for and cope with disasters. This work is generally thought of in four phases: mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery:

  • Mitigation consists of those activities designed to prevent or reduce losses from disaster. 
  • Preparedness is focused on the development of plans and capabilities for effective disaster response.
  • Response is the immediate reaction to a disaster.
  • Recovery includes activities that help to restore critical government and community functions and managing the rebuilding of neighborhoods, schools, and businesses.

The Police Department maintains the City's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) which is the central location where representatives of City departments and assisting agencies come together to coordinate the response and resources for a major disaster.

City of Englewood Emergency Notification System

The City, in partnership with the Arapahoe County E-911 Authority, operates a state-of-the-art emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies and other important community news. The emergency notification system enables the City to provide essential information quickly in a variety of situations, such as fires, floods, evacuation of buildings or neighborhoods, and other emergencies.

For more information, and to sign up, visit our Emergency Notification Service page.

Other Resources

The following links contain practical information to help your family prepare for disasters:

For more information please submit a service request.