EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

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.

COUNCIL OFFICERS

CHAIR

Donna Vallejos, GSA

303 236 7478

donna.vallejos@gsa.gov

VICE CHAIR Vacant

Fran Santagata, CO OEM

fran.santagata@state.co.us

SECRETARY

Jackie Mead, DOI ONRR

jackie.mead@onrr.gov

COUNCIL MEETINGS

Second Tuesday of each month 2:00 – 4:00 pm

FY 2018 Meeting Schedule

October 10, 2017                                             January 9, 2018                                 February 13, 2018

March 13, 2018                                                April 10, 2018                                    May 8, 2017

June 12, 2018                                                  July 10, 2018                                     August 14, 2018

September 11, 2018

 

MILE HIGH DICE

Mile High DICE is an annual continuity exercise hosted by the Colorado Federal Executive Board (CFEB) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). What began as a Denver area exercise for Federal agencies now includes state government from the six states that make up FEMA Region VIII (Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming) along with cities and counties. The 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.

DICE 2016 PARTICIPANT MATERIALS

11-10-16 Mile High DICE Master Slide Deck

11-10-16 Mile High DICE Participant Handbook

11-10-16 Mile High DICE TTX Guide p1

11-10-16 Mile High DICE TTX Guide p2

11-10-16 Cybersecurity Resource Reference Aid

11-10-16 SLTTGCC Cyber Resource Compendium

11-10-16 SLTTGCC Cyber Liability Insurance

FAMILY SUPPORT PLANNING GUIDE

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.

NATIONAL RESOURCES

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

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 RESOURCES

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

LOCAL RESOURCES

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