"The only thing harder than explaining why you need to prepare for a disaster is to explain why you didn't!' - Author Unknown
Emergency management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework within which communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters. Emergency management is not a person, group, or even a governmental entity, but a mentality or commitment to finding creative ways to safely live in an environment that is full of risk.
Emergency management is a community responsibility that should not be
neglected, as the safety of Broomfield’s people and the protection of
our resources are essential to sustaining our way of life. Further,
emergency management is a methodical process of identifying community
risk, mitigating risk through engineering and preparedness measures.
Then, where risk cannot be eliminated, we prepare plans for managing consequences and recovering to a new normal.
Emergency Manager Kent Davies oversees the Emergency Management Unit,
which is comprised of a public education coordinator and citizen
volunteers and the Broomfield Emergency Management Advisory Committee.
These two entities are tasked with the development and implementation
of a comprehensive emergency management program. This program
encompasses all organizations, agencies, departments, and individuals
that have a role in emergency management and homeland security functions
and will address hazards that are applicable to the City and County of
Broomfield. It provides public education that includes emergency
preparedness/awareness for both the public and private sectors.
This comprehensive emergency management program places Broomfield well
on its way to becoming a resilient community, one that can overcome the
challenges of natural, technological, and human-caused disasters and can
provide for "Hometown Security."