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Boulder Office of Disaster Management

The Boulder Office of Disaster Management (ODM) plans, coordinates and supports a wide-range of activities that help prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters and large-scale emergencies, while also reducing vulnerabilities to hazards.

Disaster Status

For updates on emergencies and severe weather updates, click the button below.


Emergency Messages Sign-Up

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Visit www.bocoalert.org to sign up to receive emergency messages about imminent threats and hazards by text message, email, and/or on your cell, home or work phone.

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Emergency warning sirens testing scheduled

Emergency warning sirens testing scheduled

The Boulder Office of Emergency Management, in partnership with Boulder County and the City of Boulder, will begin audible testing of the countywide emergency sirens at 10 a.m. on Monday, April 3.

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Emergency Preparedness Guide

Download the Boulder OEM Emergency Preparedness Guide, which provides a comprehensive view on how to prepare for the possible risks and hazards in our community.

Public Alert and Warning System

Public Alert and Warning System

Why use warning over pre-evacuation or voluntary? The types of wildfires we have that are devastating involve fast moving and escalating fires. The pre-evacuation or voluntary implies less urgency.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Hazard Mitigation Plan is a framework that guides our communities in making decisions and developing policies to reduce or eliminate risk to life and property. As we update our plan, we’d love to hear from you!

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Disaster Preparedness

Disasters and emergencies impact all segments of society. Proactive emergency preparedness increases the overall resiliency of our community.

Stay Informed

Be Informed

There are many ways to get information before, during and after an emergency. Take steps to get informed about the warning systems available.

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Boulder County and the incorporated cities within are susceptible to a wide-range of hazards, both natural and man-made.