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.


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.



Fran Santagata, DHS CISA


Callion Maddox, FTA




Second Tuesday every other month | 2:00 – 4:00 pm | See below in red for location

FY 2022 Meeting Schedule

January 11, 2022 | Zoom | Virtual 

March 8, 2022 | TBA – Due to COVID 19 Pandemic Restrictions

May 10, 2022 | TBA – Due to COVID 19 Pandemic Restrictions

July 12, 2022 | TBA – Due to COVID 19 Pandemic Restrictions

September 13, 2022 | TBA – Due to COVID 19 Pandemic Restrictions 




November 10, 2021 | Annual Mile High Dice Training Event | Virtual | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm | Register | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-mile-high-dice-understanding-americas-supply-chain-tickets-176396816627

March 2, 2022 | Mile High Dice follow on Training Workshop | In-person | CFEB Training Room, Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 25, Rm 1442 | Topic: TBA | Time: TBD | More to Follow

May 18, 2022 | Mile High Dice follow on Training Workshop | In-person | CFEB Training Room, Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 25, Rm 1442 | Topic: TBA | Time: TBD | More to Follow

August 24, 2022 | Mile High Dice follow on Training Workshop | In-person | CFEB Training Room, Denver Federal Center, Bldg. 25, Rm 1442 | Topic: TBA | Time: TBD | More to Follow


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.

Register now for the Virtual Mile High Dice Event | November 10, 2021 | 8:00 am – 12:00 pm MST

Register | https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-mile-high-dice-understanding-americas-supply-chain-tickets-176396816627

Topic: Understanding America’s Supply Chain

  • What is America’s Supply Chain?
  • Lessons Learned during the COVID 19 Pandemic
  • Future Risks
  • Organizational Concerns
  • Individual Questions


  • 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.


– Develop a common understanding of:

  • The different lifecycle stages of America’s Supply Chain
  • Supply Chain lessons learned from COVID 19 Pandemic
  • Common vulnerabilities for both organizations & citizens
  • Suggested planning consideration for a disruption within the supply chain(s).
  • Examine and assess organizational & personal plans, processes, and procedures for preparing for a disruption of a supply chain and discuss potential solutions / mitigations measures to lessen its impact. 
  • Discuss & examine the challenges, issues and cascading impacts associated with conducting essential functions if your primary staff, facility, or infrastructure are affected.


  • Cities | Counties | State Government | Federal Agencies | Private Sector
  • Agencies/organizations are encouraged to have team members including Executive Leaders, Public Information Officers, Information Technology, Facilities, Financial, Continuity, Human Resources, Law Enforcement, Safety & Security, Emergency Management, Medical & Public Health, etc attend the training.


8:00                 Welcome | Opening Remarks

8:15                 Training Segment #1: Overview: Better understanding of the different lifecycle stages of America’s Supply Chain

8:40                 Training Segment #2: Federal Perspective Public Health/Healthcare Lessons from COVID-19

9:30                 Break

9:45                 Training Segment #3: Colorado State Perspective Lessons from COVID-19

10:15               Break

10:25               Training Segment #4: Local County Perspective Lessons from COVID-19

11:05                 Training Segment # 5: Supply Chain Resilience

11:45               Closing Remarks

12:00               Adjourn

2021 Mile High Dice Planning Committee:

  • Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency Region VIII (FEMA Region VIII)
  • Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
  • CO Emergency Preparedness Partnership (CEPP)
  • CO Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management (DHSEM)
  • Jefferson County, CO Public Health 


2021 Mile High Dice Participant Handbook – Forthcoming when published





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.



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

Association for Contingency Planners Professional association www.acp-international.com or www.crmc-acp.org  (Colo. Chapter)

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