The Federal Government is the nation’s largest employer (and the first or second largest in many metropolitan areas), and in times of emergency, we have a responsibility to collaborate with our community partners. To that end, the CFEB plays a vital role in creating effective collaboration on emergency response and readiness, educating our federal workforce on health and safety issues in emergency situations, and providing an annual continuity exercise for agencies to test their Continuity of Operations Plans.
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS COUNCIL
The CFEB Emergency Preparedness Council facilitates interagency communication, shared resources, and workforce education in the area of emergency preparedness and continuity planning. The Council communicates, collaborates, and coordinates programs and services to synchronize efficient, effective use of resources and further agency expertise in continuity planning and emergency preparedness.
Donna Vallejos – Interim
Sheila Perry – Interim
Second Tuesday of the Month indicated below | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | Virtual
FY 2024 Meeting Schedule:
- November 14, 2023 | EPC Council Meeting
- January 9, 2024 | EPC Council Meeting
- March 12, 2024 | EPC Council Meeting
- May 14, 2024 | EPC Council Meeting | Mile High Dice Planning Committee Meeting #1 (Initial)
- July 9, 2024 | EPC Council Meeting | Mile High Dice Planning Committee Meeting #2 (Mid)
- September 10, 2024 | EPC Council Meeting
- October 8, 2024 | Mile High Dice Planning Committee Meeting #3 (Final)
- November 13, 2024 | Mile High Dice Seminar (Topic TBD) | Location: Bureau of Prisons, National Corrections Academy, Aurora CO
MILE HIGH DICE
Mile High Dice is an annual continuity training & exercise hosted by the Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region VIII. What began as a Denver area exercise for Federal agencies now includes state, county, city government officials and private sector partners from the six states that make up FEMA Region VIII (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming). The annual training & exercise provides participants the opportunity to improve their continuity plans and procedures by learning the latest policy updates, discussing their continuity planning efforts, testing their planning assumptions, and sharing best practices.
- Mile High Dice provides a forum for inter-agency coordination and improvement of preparedness, contingency and continuity plans.
- Mile High Dice establishes a learning environment for participants to promote preparedness and resiliency among public and private entities to examine response/contingency plans to determine their ability to continue their mission essential functions.
2022 Mile High DICE Presentations:
- Training #1 | Understanding climate change effects on Critical Infrastructure- – Wescott
- Training #2: Interface between Physical & Cyber Threat – Peediyakkal
- Training #3: Space Weather & Electromagnetic Pulse Threats – Murtagh
- Salute to Veterans: Operation Eagle Claw – CSM (Ret) Nick Nickel
2023 Mile High Dice Planning Committee:
- Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB)
- Federal Emergency Management Agency Region 8
- Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
- Others TBD
The Family Support Planning Guide is presented by FEMA Region VIII and the Colorado Federal Executive Board
When a disaster strikes our communities, Federal employees face a unique challenge. We must ensure that our own loved ones are safe from the impact of the disaster while continuing to serve the public by providing essential community services.
Making a disaster preparedness plan for our families and loved ones to follow during a disaster is an important first step to giving each of us the peace of mind necessary during a disaster. A minimal investment of time and money can go a long way toward that piece of mind for both you and your loved ones. A family disaster plan is the key.
To help you get started on your family preparedness journey, FEMA Region VIII, in partnership with the Colorado Federal Executive Board, has developed this guide to serve as a reference as you and your family prepare for disasters and emergencies.
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA) http://www.fema.gov
READY.GOV Prepare your family for a disaster www.ready.gov
American Red Cross Ready Rating FREE online preparedness tool for businesses, schools and organizations www.ReadyRating.org
American Red Cross www.redcross.org
Disaster Recovery Institute Certification, training, journal, conferences, best practices www.drii.org
Business Continuity Institute Certification, training, journal, conferences, best practices www.thebci.org
International Association of Emergency Managers Professional association, certification www.iaem.com/certification/GeneralInfo/Cem.htm
Disaster Recovery Journal Quarterly publication, free subscription, conferences, best practices www.drj.com
Emergency Management Magazine www.emergencymgmt.com
National Fire Protection Association www.nfpa.org
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT CAREERS A Guide to Training Options & Degree Programs www.firescience.org/emergency-management-degree-programs-online/
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT EDUCATION www.emergencymanagementedu.org
State of Colorado Division of Emergency Management www.coemergency.com
Colorado Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP) www.thecepp.org
Colorado Emergency Management Association (professional association) www.cemacolorado.com
American Red Cross Colorado Chapters www.denver-redcross.org/index.asp?IDCapitulo=Q4Q26NY21N
City of Denver Office of Emergency Management www.denvergov.org/Default.aspx?alias=www.denvergov.org/oem
Wide Area Recovery & Resiliency Program (WARRP) www.warrp.org
InfraGard A critical infrastructure protection organization www.denverinfragard.org