Arvada Launches Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Arvada, CO – The City of Arvada is rolling out an emergency preparedness program for the community. Citizens of Arvada Preparing for Emergencies (C.A.P.E.) is designed to build bridges throughout the community that can be called upon in an emergency situation.

 

The Mayor of Arvada, Marc Williams, will kick off the program with a breakfast on Monday, June 10, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Arvada Center with faith-based leaders from throughout the City.

 

“Members of our faith-based community in Arvada have already expressed a desire to be more involved with their community through programs such as The Art of Neighboring  (artofneighboring.com),” said Mayor Williams. “This program calls upon their continued wish to give back to the community that fits a very real need.”

 

Participants will learn what they need to do to better prepare their members for disasters, as well as how to establish strong relationships with Arvada Emergency Management leaders—before a disaster strikes.

 

Welcoming Speakers include Arvada Mayor Marc Williams, Arvada City Manager Mark Deven, Arvada Police Chief Don Wick and Arvada Fire Protection District Chief Jon Greer.

 

Presenters:

Jim Lancy, Arvada Emergency Management Coordinator

Bill Tolbert, Community Disaster Preparedness & Response Volunteer

 

Topics to be covered include:

• Why faith-based leaders are essential in Preparedness, Response and Recovery

• How to participate in enhancing Arvada’s “Whole Community” resilience  

• Myths about disasters           

• How to make a plan, build a kit, and be informed

• Having” key relationships” in place before a disaster

• How to get beyond the “yellow tape”                     

• Security in places of worship

• CAPE (Citizens of Arvada Preparing for Emergencies)

 

About Arvada Police
The Arvada Police department, established in 1945, was the first agency in Colorado to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies. Arvada boasts one of the lowest crime rates in the metro area. Over 230 employees serve more than 100,000 residents and businesses and are committed to the principles of responsibility, dedication and respect. Learn more by visiting www.arvadapd.org or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

 

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