VERY HIGH Fire Danger & RED FLAG WARNING - February 25

How to keep your property safe from wildfire:





Personal Emergency Preparedness Tips



HOME ESCAPE PLAN: Don't wait until an emergency happens to realize you should have created an escape plan. Plan ahead and discuss what you and everyone who lives in your household should do if a fire occurs in the home. Know 2 ways out of every room, be sure to practice getting low under smoke and getting OUT. As a household, choose a meeting place outside of the home, so in an emergency, you all have a safe place to meet. This will help ensure you and the fire department knows if everyone is out of the home or if someone is still inside.

Having a safe meeting place is important for your family as well as our firefighters who will risk their lives to find your loved ones. Having everyone in one place keeps our firefighters safe. And remember - once you are OUT, stay OUT. Do not go back in for animals or material items.  

Click here to create your home escape plan                    Version - Espanol

Fire wont wait, plan your escape


Stay informed about local emergencies as they happen by signing up for emergency alerts in your area

Jefferson County - Lookout Alert is the official emergency notification system of the regional collaborative of Jefferson County and all cities within it, the City and County of Broomfield and the City of Westminster. Through LookoutAlert, emergency responders can send emergency and public safety messages to residents. 

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Stay informed about local emergencies as they happen by signing up for emergency alerts in your area

Douglas CountyCodeRED (Reverse 911) will alert you by phone, email and text about emergencies in your area.  It will also provide you instructions on what to do to protect life and property. The system will notify you about police activity, lost children, wildfires, and other emergencies nearby.


Smart911 allows you to create a safety profile for yourself and your household.

Safety profiles can include the vital personal and medical information for each member of the home, a photo for each person and list any pets that may be in the home. This is provided provided directly to 9-1-1 when you call 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency, allowing dispatchers to send the right responders to the right location with the right information.


The File of Life is a card which contains vital personal medical information and is kept on the outside of your refrigerator in a bright red magnetic pocket, readily accessible to EMTs when they arrive on an emergency call.

Request yours by clicking the button above.

SMOKE/CO ALARM installation & maintenance

SMOKE and CO ALARMS: Be sure your home has working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) alarms. 

Using a 10-year battery-powered smoke/CO alarms eliminates the need to change your batteries multiple times a year. If your alarm takes 9-V batteries, you should be changing your batteries every 6 months.

No matter if your alarm is hardwired, powered by 9V batteries or equipped with a 10-year Lithium battery, if you hear a chirp, you need to replace the batteries or the entire unit. 

Smoke and co alarms should be installed per the manufacturers guidelines. Click to see where smoke alarms should be located in your home.

 Did you know West Metro Fire offers low-cost smoke and co alarms to our residents who qualify?!  

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Resources for specific needs and disabilities



ASL Emergency Preparedness videos produced by the Illinois Deaf and Hard of Hearing Commission. 

Colorado Commission for the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Deaf Blind 

Mental Health Center of Denver - for specialized Deaf services with COVID-specific ASL videos.

Atlantis Community - a Center for Independent Living serving Denver and surrounding counties.

Please feel free to visit for additional information. Thank you!

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